India Covid Tally: 90,123 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, cases surge past 5 million

New Delhi: India on Wednesday recorded 90,123 new cases of the covid disease, according to Union health ministry update. The total number of cases now stand at 5,02,0359.

The number of active cases have reached close to the million-mark; it’s currently at 9,95,933, according to the health ministry. Nearly four million patients (39,42,360 to be exact) have recovered and discharged from hospitals.

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The country recorded 1,290 fatalities during the said period which took the death toll to 82,066, according to health ministry update.

India now accounts for nearly one-sixth of all Covid-19 cases recorded worldwide since the outbreak originated in China nine months ago.

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The country also has the worst-ever daily infection rate recorded anywhere in the world. The seven-day average of daily cases in India stands at 93,334, much higher than the peak in the US — where the number touched 69,373 for the week ending June 25, according to worldometers.info.

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Unlike the US, India’s trajectory has shown no indication of a peak so far and has also been growing steady. The seven-day average has increased 50.7% in the last 30 days — it was 61,933 on August 17.

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