India’s Covid count crosses 67 lakh, over 72,000 new cases in 24 hours

The total number of people affected worldwide in the Covid-19 pandemic has gone past 35 million, even as WHO said it estimates roughly 1 in 10 people worldwide may have been infected by the coronavirus — more than 20 times the number of confirmed cases.

Total case tally in India has now breached the 67-lakh mark with over 1 lakh deaths. India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 67-lakh mark with a spike of 72,049 new cases and 986 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.

Total case tally stands at 67,57,132 including 9,07,883 active cases, 57,44,694 cured/discharged/migrated cases & 1,04,555 deaths.

According to the Johns Hopkins University, which has been compiling COVID-19 data from all over the world, there has been a slight fall in India’s 7-day-average of new cases confirmed each day.

The country now has 9,19,023 active COVID-19 cases and more than 56.6 lakh recoveries with 75,787 more people having fought off the disease in the last 24 hours, Health Ministry data shows.

The Centre on Tuesday recommended use of common ayurvedic formulations, such as kadha (boiled water with herbs) and milk with turmeric in treating mild and asymptomatic Covid-19 patients as part of the national clinical management protocol based on ayurveda and yoga. Use of use of medicines such as ashwagandha, guduchi ghana vati or chyawanaprasha were prescribed for preventing the disease in high-risk people and primary contacts of patients