India’s Corona count at 2.87 lakh, death toll sets new record

India crossed two grim Covid-19 milestones by registering 359 casualties — breaching the 300-mark in its daily death count for the first time — as the cumulative toll crossed the 8,000-mark to reach 8,105.

The country also recorded its highest daily caseload at 10911, pushing the cumulative number of virus-affected people to 2,87,025. This has caused concern among many.

There have been four COVID-19 deaths in the country’s largest paramilitary force, Central Reserve Police Force, having 3.25 lakh personnel. It has 516 coronavirus cases till now out of which 353 personnel have recovered, as per latest data.

More than 70,000 citizens have returned and nearly 17,000 flew out of India on flights under Vande Bharat Mission till date, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said.

“More than 70,000 citizens have returned and nearly 17,000 flew out of India on Vande Bharat Mission flights till date. In addition nearly 110K people flew out and 55K citizens returned on more than 730 charters on foreign and Indian carriers permitted by DGCA. Permission for more such flights is in process,” Puri tweeted.

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