With 55 thousand 79 people testing positive for coronavirus in a day, India’s COVID-19 tally over 16 lakh mark today, while the recoveries jumped to 10,57,805. The country’s death toll rose to 35,747 with 779 fatalities being recorded in a day. The fatality from covid currently stands at 2.18% in India as compared to global average of about 4%. India now has the fifth highest Covid-19 death toll in the world.
Total COVID19 positive cases stand at 16,38,871 including 5,45,318 active cases, 10,57,805 cured/discharged/migrated and 35,747 deaths, the health ministry said.
The recovery rate stand at 64.54%. The gap between active patients and recovered patients has crossed 5 lakh and currently stands at 5,12,487.
Sixteen states and UTs, including Delhi, Gujarat Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh, have a COVID-19 recovery rate higher than the national average of 64.44 per cent
India on Thursday achieved the landmark of more than a million recoveries from Covid-19. There has been a consistent trend of more than 30,000 recoveries daily for the eighth day in a row now.
There has been a continued increase in the average daily recoveries from around 15,000 in July’s first week to around 35,000 in the last week.
The march of an infectious disease such as Covid-19 can be halted only when there is a large enough proportion of the population that is immune to it – a threshold known as herd immunity. Besides a vaccine, which is yet to be approved, the only way people become immune is if they have had the disease and recovered.