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Covid-19 Factoid: The situation continues to deteriorate in Maharashtra

India crosses the 3 million mark with a high doubling rate


A healthcare worker in PPE holds a vial after collecting a swab sample from a person at a local health center to conduct tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Kashmere gate area, in Delhi on Tuesday.

Jyotindra Dubey
The global confirmed case count stands at 23.4 million, of which roughly 6.6 million are currently active. Global deaths have now crossed 800,000, with half of them in just four countries – the US, Brazil, Mexico, and India.

India now has 707,668 active cases, which is almost 23 per cent of the total tally of reported cases. With 2,280,566 people being discharged, the recovery rate has risen to 74.9 per cent. The country has seen 56,706 deaths due to the virus until now.

Here are some statistics mapping the spread of the virus:    

1. India crossed the 3 million confirmed cases


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First Published: Aug 24 2020 | 12:22 PM IST

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