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Covid-19 Factoid: India's daily case additions are the highest in the world

The country has reporting at least 31,000 more confirmed Covid-19 cases than the US and Mexico

A health worker in PPE collects a swab sample from a man at a local health centre to conduct tests for the coronavirus disease, amid the spread of the disease, in New Delhi.
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A health worker in PPE collects a swab sample from a man at a local health centre to conduct tests for the coronavirus disease, amid the spread of the disease, in New Delhi.

Jyotindra Dubey New Delhi
The global count of coronavirus cases has now reached 24.6 million, of which more than 6.7 million are active cases. More than 17 million people, meanwhile, have managed to beat the infection successfully.

In India, there now are over 3.3 million reported cases, with 742,023 (21.9 per cent of total) being active cases. The recovery rate in the country has risen to 76.2 per cent, while the mortality rate remains almost unchanged around 1.8 per cent. More than 60,000 people have died because of the disease so far. India now has the fourth-highest death toll in the world, behind Mexico by

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First Published: Aug 29 2020 | 1:01 PM IST

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