India’s Covid-19 tally crosses 9 lakh

India has recorded over 28,000 new cases in a day to take its total number of Covid-19 cases to 907,645. This is the third consecutive day when India has recorded over 28,000 new cases.

The country’s death toll stands at 23,727. Maharashtra has seen a spike of 6,497 cases in the past 24 hours, while Delhi has added 1,246 cases to its tally.

With cases on the rise, several states have reimposed lockdowns to curb the spread of COVID-19. The states powering India’s cases include Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Telangana.

Bengaluru goes into lockdown from 8 pm tonight till 5 am on July 22. During this lockdown, only essential services will be allowed to operate. This includes stores selling essential items, which will remain open between 5 am and 12 pm everyday.

According to the guidelines issued by the Karnataka government on Monday, air and rail services will operate as per schedule. Movement of vehicles, both public and private, will be allowed only in emergencies.

Country-wise, the United States remains the most affected. It has recorded over 65,000 cases in a day and now has 3,479,483 coronavirus cases and 138,247 deaths. Brazil has 1,887,959 cases, and 72,921 deaths, while India is the third-worst-hit with 907,645 cases and 23,727 deaths.

The recovery rate in 19 states and union territories (UTs) is higher than the national average of 63.02 per cent, it said. The number of deaths climbed to 23,174 as 500 people died due to the infection, according to the ministry’s data.

The number of recoveries stand at 5,53,470, while there are 3,01,609 active cases of the coronavirus infection currently in the country, and one person has migrated, the data stated.