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India's COVID-19 case tally passes 8 million

Entertainment		Coronavirus Cases in India 49,881 new cases in 24 hours total cases exceed 80 lakh

According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry at 8 am, a total of 80,40,203 cases of Kovid-19 have been reported so far in the country.

A total of 36,470 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours took the country's caseload closer to the eight million mark to 7,946,429, the Union Health Ministry informed on Tuesday.

Out of the total Covid-19 cases, 6,03,687 are now active, 73,15,989 have been discharged, while 1,20,527 lost the battle against the pandemic. The Covid-19 case fatality rate has further declined to 1.49 per cent. Countries with poor hygiene and sanitation and low quality of water supply seem to have had lower Covid-19 Fatality Rates (CFR) compared to richer countries which do well on these parameters, Indian researchers have found.

With 10,75,760 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the cumulative tests have crossed 10.65 crore (10,65,63,440). "Almost 11 lakh tests have been conducted daily on an average during the past six weeks", said the Health Ministry in a statement adding that the country is capable of doing 15 lakh tests every day now.

There are 27,873 active cases in the city, of which 16,415 are under home isolation. It comprises only 7.51% of the total positive cases of the country. 15 lakh tests can be done very day now. The total recovered cases have crossed 73 lakh (73,15,989). The gap between Recovered cases and active cases has crossed 67 lakh (67,12,302).

The world's second most populous nation also has the second highest tally of infections after the United States, which has recorded 8.8 million. The state's recovery rate increased from 89.39 percent to 89.53 per cent, while the current mortality rate stood at 2.62 percent. On Wednesday, Delhi reported over 5,000 cases for the first time, with 5,673 infections taking the Capital's COVID tally to 370,014.