• Coronavirus Update: Covid-19 cases in India hits record of 1.8 lakh


    New Delhi: India’s new coronavirus infection recorded a caseload of 184,372 in the last 24 hours, according to Health Ministry data showed on Wednesday. The daily toll from the viral disease has gone up to 1,027. This is the first time in over five months that the fatalities have crossed the 1000-mark.

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    The active Covid-19 caseload, which accounts for 9.24% of total confirmed cases in the country, has crossed the 101,000-mark as India battles the second wave of infections.

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    According to an estimation based on an epidemiological parameter known as the effective reproduction number, or R(t), which for India at the moment is estimated to be around 1.5-1.6, every two people in the country infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, on average, pass on the coronavirus (Covid-19) to at least three more people.

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    Meanwhile, Maharashtra continues to contribute the most number of daily Covid-19 cases in the Country. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday announced a fresh set of restrictions to curb the spread of the viral disease. Wednesday onwards, prohibitory orders under Section 144 that prevent the assembly of more than five people have been imposed in Maharashtra, which recorded over 60,000 cases in a single day on Tuesday.


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