India recorded the highest-ever spike of 57,117 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours pushing the total to 1695988. 10,94,374 patients have recovered while the death toll rose to 36,511 with 764 fatalities being recorded in a day.
The fatality from COVID-19 currently stands at 2.18 percent in India as compared to global average of about 4 percent.
Total COVID19 positive cases stand at 16,95,988 including 5,65,103 active cases, 10,94,374 cured/discharged/migrated and 36,511 deaths, the health ministry said.
The recoveries on Tuesday is one of the highest ever recoveries in a single day. 36,569 COVID-19 patients were cured and discharged in the last 24 hours. The recovery rate stands at 64.54 percent. The gap between active patients and recovered patients has crossed 5 lakh.
Among the states, Maharashtra is the first state to cross 13 thousand deaths. It has recorded 150966 active corona cases, 256158 cured and 14994 deaths. The western state is followed by Delhi and Tamil Nadu. Delhi has 10705 active corona cases, 120930 cured and 3963 deaths. Tamil Nadu has 57968 active cases, 3935 deaths. Gujarat with 14090 active COVID-19 cases, 44907 cured and 2441 deaths.
More than five lakh COVID-19 tests were conducted in a single day on Friday. On 31th July, India tested a total of 5,25,689. With 5,25,689 samples tested in the last 24 hours, the cumulative testing stands at 1,93,58,659.
The human trial of India's first potential coronavirus vaccine Covaxin has started in Uttar Pradesh today. Uttar Pradesh's Rana Hospital and Trauma Centre was one of the 12 institutes selected by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for clinical human trial of Covaxin.
After initial success, Japan is facing a reality check on the coronavirus. The country garnered global attention after containing the first wave of Covid-19 with what it referred to as the “Japan Model" -- limited testing and no lockdown, nor any legal means to force businesses to close. The country’s finance minister even suggested a higher “cultural standard" helped contain the disease. But now the island nation is facing a formidable resurgence, with Covid-19 cases hitting records nationwide day after day.
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