With over 40,000 cases, India’s Covid-19 tally crosses 11-lakh mark

More than 40,000 fresh Covid-19 infections have been reported in India, capping councty’s deadliest week of the Covid-19 pandemic so far during which 2.38 lakh cases were reported.

As many as 673 deaths were reported on Sunday, taking the week’s toll to 4,285 — 16% of all Covid-19-related fatalities so far.

There are over 7 lakh recoveries, while nearly 4 lakh are still active cases. This is the first time that India has reported more than 40,000 infections. Maharashtra has reported the highest number of cases, followed by Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat.

The Health Ministry yesterday said that the case fatality rate (CFR) has for the first time dropped below 2.5 per cent. At 2.49 per cent, India’s CFR is 1.78 percentage points lower than the global average. According to data released by the Union Health Ministry on Sunday, 29 states and Union Territories have a CFR that is below the national average, with 14 states reporting a CFR of less than 1%.

Despite surging fresh coronavirus cases, India’s COVID-19 case fatality rate is progressively falling and is currently at 2.49%, which is one of the lowest in the world, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday.

700086 people having recovered Covid so far in India while the number of active cases stand at 390459. In 24 hours, 22664 patients were declared cured. The number of recovered COVID-19 patients exceeds active cases in India by 309627.

Maharashtra textile minister Aslam Shaikh said he is currently asymptomatic and urged those who came in close contact with him to get themselves tested. “This is to inform that I’ve tested positive for COVID19. I’m currently asymptomatic and isolating myself. I request all those who have come in close contact with me to get themselves tested,” Shaikh, who is also Mumbai City’s guardian minister, tweeted