India’s total case tally reached 38,53,406. Of these 8,155,38 are active cases, 2,970,492 patients have been discharged and 67,376 people have died.
After putting a brake on India reporting over 75,000 cases per day for the past few days by recording less than 70,000 cases on Tuesday, the country has again reported a record 78,357 new infections in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases has reached 37,69,524 now.
Also, with 1,045 fresh deaths, the death toll has risen to 66,333 on Wednesday. At present, 8,01,282 are active cases while 29,019,09 people have recovered, according to the Union Health Ministry.
Today is the 164th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown, to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded 38,53,406 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 67,376 deaths. Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have reported the highest number of cases.
However, infections are rising rapidly in states like Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Yet, India’s recovery rate continues to rise and now stands at 77.1 percent. ‘Unlock 4.0’ is underway. Globally, there have been over 2.58 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 8.57 lakh people have died so far.
Dr Theresa Tam said in a statement there is little chance of catching Covid-19 from semen or vaginal fluid, but sexual activity with new partners does increase the risk of contracting the virus, particularly if there is close contact like kissing.
Skip kissing, avoid face-to-face closeness, wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose, and monitor yourself and your partner for symptoms ahead of any sexual activity, Tam said.