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Covid-19 Factoid: India's active cases see a drop for the 2nd time in Aug

Daily active case additions have hovered around the 2,000 mark but had been negative on August 5 previously

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A health worker wearing personal protective equipment collects a swab sample from a resident at a Covid-19 testing site in the courtyard of a school in New Delhi.

Jyotindra Dubey New Delhi
The global confirmed case tally has now reached 21.8 million, rising by at least 200,000 fresh cases every day. The death toll stands at over 773,000, with the US and Brazil having at least 100,000 fatalities each. Over 14.5 million people have made successful recoveries worldwide.

India’s coronavirus case tally is now over 2.6 million, with roughly 25 per cent (676,900) cases currently active. Recovery rate is steadily on the rise, having reached 72.5 per cent (or 1,919,842 cases). There have been over 50,000 deaths in the country due to the virus.

Here are some statistics on the pandemic:

India’s active cases witnessed

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First Published: Aug 18 2020 | 10:06 AM IST

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