India’s corona count crosses 7 lakh

The total number of cases in India has now risen to 7,19,665. Of these 2,59,557 are active cases, 4,39,948 patients have either been cured/have migrated or have been discharged and 20,160 people have lost their lives to Coronavirus, according to the Union health ministry.

22,252 fresh cases and 467 deaths in the last 24 hours have pushed the total cases in the country to 7,19,665 and the death count to 20,160, figures from the Union Health Ministry this morning show.

India now trails only the United States and Brazil in the number of COVID-19 cases and it has recorded eight times as many cases as China, where the virus was first identified in late 2019. But its death rate per 10,000 people is still a low 0.15, compared with 3.97 in the United States and 6.65 in the United Kingdom, according to a Reuters tally.

As many as 11,739,169 people around the world have been diagnosed with Covid-19 so far. While 6,623,170 have recovered, 540,660 have died, according to Worldometer.

Country-wise, the United States continues to be the most affected, with 3,039,974 coronavirus cases and 132,961 deaths. It is followed by Brazil (1,626,071 cases, 65,556 deaths) and India (720,346 cases, 20,174 deaths).

Meanwhile, a Chennai based company claims that they’ve developed, ‘Etticos #COVID19 Patient Care System’, a device that can bridge the gap between COVID-19 patients&health workers. Vigneshwar, CEO says,”With this smart button a patient can easily communicate with health workers”.