Covid LIVE: 65% dip in number of active cases in final one week, says govt


Coronavirus live updates: India’s day-to-day Covid-19 cases have fallen below 100,000 after 68 days. The country reported 86,498 new infections today and 2,115 new deaths, taking the complete number of confirmed infections in India to 28,996,949 and deaths to 351,309, according. While the day-to-day cases were the lowest since April 2, the number of reported day-to-day deaths in the country touched a low of a month-and-a-half (or since April 22). The low case count, on the other hand, came out of reduced number of tests. In view of the waning second wave, several states have determined to ease the lockdown-like curbs that were imposed to curtail the pace of infections.

With 19,448 cases reported up to now 24 hours, Tamil Nadu is leading the state list. It is followed by Karnataka with 11,958 new infections. Kerala  reported 9,313 cases. Maharashtra 10,219, and Andhra Pradesh 4,872 cases. Delhi reported 231 fresh cases and West Bengal 5,887.

The five most affected states by complete cases are Maharashtra (5,842,000), Karnataka (2,707,481), Kerala (2,642,395), Tamil Nadu (2,256,681), and Andhra Pradesh (1,763,211).

World coronavirus update: Covid-19 is continuing to spread all over the world, with more than 174.3 million confirmed cases and 3,751,821 deaths across almost 200 countries recorded since China reported its first cases to the World Health Association (WHO) in December 2019. America remains the worst-hit country with 34,226,765, followed by India, Brazil, France and Turkey.

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