India’s COVID tally crosses 8-lakh mark

NEW DELHI, July 10:  With another big single-day jump in Coronavirus cases, India’s COVID-19 tally crossed the eight-lakh-mark today, just four days after the number of infections in the country had reached seven lakh.
According to Union Health Ministry figures updated in the morning, yet another record single-day jump of 26,506 COVID-19 cases pushed India’s tally to 7,93,802, while the death toll climbed to 21,604 with 475 people succumbing to the infection.
However, a PTI tally showed India’s COVID-19 caseload at 8,14, 898 and the death toll at 22,106. The tally has been compiled as per information provided by respective states and union territories.
The number of tests for detection of COVID-19 has crossed the 11-million mark.
According to ICMR, a cumulative total of 1,10,24,491 samples have been tested up to July 9 with 2,83,659 samples being tested on Thursday.
The number of recoveries stands at 4,95,512 while there are 2,76,685 active cases of coronavirus infection presently in the country, the updated ministry data at 8 am showed.
Cases have been consistently rising in the country. It took 110 days for Coronavirus cases in the country to reach one lakh, while just 52 days more to go past the eight lakh-mark.
India is the third worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic. Only the US and Brazil are ahead of India in terms of total Coronavirus infections.