Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Photo: Reuters
India added 43,082 new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Friday, taking the country’s tally of confirmed cases to 93,09,787. The death toll rose by 524 to 1,35,715. According to the health ministry, 4,55,555 cases are still active, while 87,18,517 people have been cured or discharged or have migrated. The confirmed cases include foreigners.
India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5. It went past 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, and surpassed 90 lakh on November 20.
There are 4,55,555 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 4.89 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.
According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 13,70,62,749 samples have been tested up to November 26 with 11,31,204 samples being tested on Thursday.
According to Johns Hopkins University, which has been compiling COVID-19 data from all over the world, India’s death toll is the third-worst.
Independent trackers are reporting a slightly higher death toll than the health ministry. According to Worldometer, India has 9,309,871 confirmed cases and that 135,752 people have died because of COVID-19.
Across the world, there have now been over 60 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. In total, 60,930,094 confirmed cases have been reported as of Friday morning.
According to Johns Hopkins University, the global death toll due to COVID-19 stands at 1,431,513. Another 39,027,684 people have recovered from the disease.
In many countries, official data includes only deaths reported in hospitals, not those in homes or nursing homes.
The US has recorded 12,883,255 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus. India is in second place with 9,309,787 cases, followed by Brazil (6,204,220), France (2,235,537) and Russia (2,169,424).
The US has also recorded the highest death toll, with 263,417 fatalities so far. The death toll has also been high in Brazil (171,460), India (135,715), Mexico (104,242), the UK (57,128), Italy (52,850) and France (51,041).
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