COVID-19: India sets new grim record with 79,000 fresh cases

Sakal Times News Desk
Sunday, 30 August 2020

India's COVID-19 case tally crosses 35 lakh mark with a spike of 79,000 new cases in one day

India's COVID-19 case tally crosses 35 lakh mark with a spike of 79,000 new cases and 948 fatalities in the last 24 hours. COVID-19 case tally in the country stands at 35,42,734 including 7,65,302 active cases, 27,13,934 cured, discharged, migrated and 63,498 deaths.

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 24.9 million, while the deaths have increased to over 840,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As of Sunday morning, the total number of cases stood at 24,891,294 and the fatalities rose to 840,892, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

The US accounted for the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 5,948,426 and 182,535 respectively, according to the CSSE. Brazil came in the second place with 3,846,153 infections and 120,262 deaths.

With total Covid-19 cases around the world reaching 24,892,543, the death toll worldwide rose to 8,40,341, the CSSE data showed, Xinhua reported.

The US reported the most Covid-19 cases and deaths, which stood at 5,958,486 and 182,711 respectively, accounting for more than one fifth of the global death toll. Brazil recorded 3,846,153 cases and 120,262 deaths, second only to the United States. Other countries with over 30,000 fatalities include Mexico, India, Britain, Italy and France.

In terms of cases, India ranks third (3,463,972), and is followed by Russia (982,573), Peru (629,961), South Africa (622,551), Mexico (591,712), Colombia (590,492), Spain (439,286), Chile (408,009), Argentina (401,239), Iran (371,816), the UK (334,916), Saudi Arabia (313,911), Bangladesh (308,925), France (304,947), Pakistan (295,372), Turkey (267,064), Italy (266,853), Germany (242,835), Iraq (227,446), Philippines (213,131), Indonesia (169,195), Canada (129,639), Ukraine (119,751), Qatar (118,407), Bolivia (114,409), Israel (113,465), Ecuador (112,906) and Kazakhstan (105,558), the CSSE figures showed.

(With inputs from IANS)

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