India crosses the barrier of 7 million COVID-19 cases

India crosses the barrier of 7 million COVID-19 cases

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New Delhi, Oct 11 (EFE) .- The number of coronavirus cases in India, the second most affected country in the world, exceeded seven million infections this Sunday, with more than 74,000 new infections in the last 24 hours, and reached 108,334 deaths.

According to the latest data from the Indian Ministry of Health, the country confirmed 74,383 new COVID-19 infections in the last day, raising the total since the start of the pandemic to 7,053,806, 19% of the total cases in the world .

This is the second most affected country in terms of the number of infections, after the United States with 7.7 million cases.

While with a total of 108,334 deaths, 918 in the last 24 hours, it ranks third in terms of the number of deaths, behind the US (214,305) and Brazil (150,198).

Still, data from Johns Hopkins University indicates that India, ranked 20th in the world rankings, with a 1.5% death rate, has the lowest among severely affected nations.

Reports from the Ministry of Health show that the rate of infection in India is still the highest in the world with an average increase of 1.1% every day, much higher than that of the US, 0.6%.

During the last week the nation has also experienced a sustained rise in the number of recoveries per day, with figures higher than those of new infections.

In the last 24 hours, 89,154 people have been reported as recovered patients, reducing the total number of active cases to 867,496 patients.

This indicates that 85.8% or 6,077,976 of infected people have recovered, which is also the highest number of recoveries in the world.

India maintains its capacity to perform screening tests at its maximum, reaching a total of 85 million tests since the start of the pandemic, 1.1 million in the last 24 hours.

According to these data, the nation has a positive rate of 6.4%, which also shows a significant decrease from 8.8% of its average since the beginning of the pandemic.

(c) EFE Agency


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