India cases approach 80 lakhs, global cases top 43.9 million

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With a fresh spike of 43,893 coronavirus infections and 508 deaths in 24 hours, India’s tally stood at 79,90,322. The daily spike in cases as well as deaths have been on the decline, the Union Ministry of Health stated on Wednesday.

Out of the total Covid-19 cases, 6,10,803 are currently active, 72,59,509 have been discharged, while 1,20,010 lost the battle against the pandemic. On October 26, the single-day deaths were 480, lowest in recent times.

While the recovery rate stands at 90.85 per cent, the fatality rate is 1.50 per cent, the data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed.

“Signifying a landmark achievement, India has registered continuous decline in the average daily new Covid-19 cases over the past five weeks,” the Ministry stated in tweet on Wednesday.

A graph attached with the tweet showed a spike of 83,232 cases between September 23 to September 29 which has come down to 49,909 between October 21 to October 27.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit with a total of 16,54,028 cases, including 43,463 deaths; followed by Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.

According to the data from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India conducted 10,66,786 sample tests in a single day on Tuesday, taking the total number of samples tested so far to 10,54,87,680.

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has increased to over 43.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 1,166,190, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

As of Wednesday morning, the total number of cases stood at 43,907,193, while the death toll surged to 1,166,193, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

The US is the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 8,777,038 and 226,691, respectively, according to the CSSE.

India comes in second place in terms of cases at 7,946,429, while the country’s death toll soared to 119,502.

The other top 15 countries with the maximum amount of cases are Brazil (5,439,641), Russia (1,537,142), France (1,244,242), Spain (1,116,738), Argentina (1,116,609), Colombia (1,033,218), the UK (920,664), Mexico (920,664), Peru (890,574), South Africa (717,851), Iran (581,824), Italy (564,778), Chile (503,598), Germany (463,419) and Iraq (459,908), the CSSE figures showed.

Brazil currently accounts for the second highest number of fatalities at 157,946.

The countries with a death toll above 10,000 are Mexico (89,814), the UK (45,455), Italy (37,700), France (35,582), Spain (35,298), Peru (34,197), Iran (33,299), Colombia (30,565), Argentina (29,730), Russia (26,409), South Africa (19,053), Chile (14,026), Indonesia (13,512), Ecuador (12,588), Belgium (10,899), Iraq (10,724), Germany (10,121) and Canada (10,052).