India crossed the 19-lakh mark on Wednesday morning with 52,509 new coronavirus cases. The country’s total number of infections are now 19,08,254, while the toll rose by 857 to 39,795. As many as 12,82,215 people have recovered.
India registered a record 51,706 coronavirus recoveries. The country’s recovery rate stood at 67.19%, according to the Union health ministry. India’s fatality rate is now 2.09%.
Delhi’s overall count of cases crossed 1.40 lakh after 1,076 new infections were reported. Eleven more deaths pushed the Capital’s toll to 4,044. Tamil Nadu recorded 5,175 new cases and 112 deaths, taking the state’s overall count to 2.73 lakh and the toll to 4,461. Maharashtra registered 10,309 new cases and 334 deaths. The state’s tally rose to 4,68,265 and the toll reaches 16,476.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was discharged from Bhopal’s Chirayu Hospital after recovering from Covid-19. He has been advised to isolate himself at home and monitor his health for seven more days.
Veteran playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam tested positive for the coronavirus and was admitted to a hospital in Chennai. The singer said he was “perfectly fine” and claimed that he would be discharged from the hospital in two days.
The Gujarat High Court has asked the state government and the administration of Surat to explain why the coronavirus situation in the city has “gone from bad to worse”. The court said they were informed that the authorities’ delayed response was responsible for the crisis.
The global toll crossed the 7-lakh mark, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As many as 7,02,045 people have died across the world so far, while the global coronavirus count crossed 1.86 crore. As many as 1.11 crore people have recovered.
Uttar Pradesh Cabinet minister Brajesh Pathak tested positive for Covid-19. In a tweet in Hindi, Pathak said he got tested after he showed symptoms for Covid-19. He also appealed to people who came in contact with him to quarantine themselves.
Sri Lankans began voting for the country’s parliamentary elections amid the coronavirus pandemic. The country has so far reported 2,823 cases and 11 deaths.
Brazil recorded 51,603 new cases of the coronavirus in 24 hours, the country’s health ministry said on Tuesday. As many as 1,154 people died during that period. The country has so far registered more than 28 lakh cases of the virus, while the official toll stands at 95,819.