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Coronavirus update: India’s covid-19 tally cross 43 lakh mark with fresh 89,706 cases

India has registered nearly 89,706 fresh cases of novel coronavirus in the past 24-hour. With the latest figures, the country’s tally currently stands at 4,370,218. The country reported 1,115 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total fatalities to 73,923.

As per the data released by the Health Ministry, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu have contributed to 60 per cent of the total active coronavirus count in the country.

Notably, India’s cumulative tests for detection of the virus have crossed 50 million mark with an increase in tests per million.

Delhi saw a surge in its coronavirus count after the resumption of Metro services as it recorded 3,609 fresh covid-19 cases after witnessing a brief decline in infection last week.

Uttarakhand has also seen surge in the covid-19 cases and currently stands 26,094 cases.

The Delhi government, in a majored development, has approved ‘Covid tests on demand’ with chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday morning directing health minister Satyendar Jain to start testing people with RT-PCR without the prescription of a medical practitioner. Now anyone can walk into a Covid testing centre and get themselves tested for the infection.

Meanwhile, the global tally of coronavirus cases stands at 27,721,018. While 19,808,577 have recovered, 900,844 have lost their lives to the virus so far. The US, the worst-hit country, has 6,513,264 coronavirus cases. It is followed by India which has 4,367,436, Brazil (4,165,124) and Russia (1,035,78).

The countries with over 10,000 deaths are the US(189,653) India (73,890), Mexico (68,484), the UK (41,675), Italy (35,563), France (30,770), Spain (29,594), Peru (29,976), Iran (22,542), Colombia (21,611), Russia (17,939), South Africa (15,086) and Chile (11,682).

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