COVID-19 recovery rate inches close to 77 per cent

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India has set a new record for the world's highest single-day rise in Covid-19 cases. Active cases in the city touched a new high of 3,920 cases. It also will move ahead with limited sports and religious events next month. It is expected that India will soon become the country with the most number of cases in a few weeks, due to its high population, population density, and consistent daily new case increase.

The death toll, meanwhile, climbed to 65,288 with 819 new fatalities being reported in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.

Meanwhile, The COVID-19 case fatality rate has further declined to 1.77 per cent. However, this week the country has recorded more than 76,000 COVID-19 infections daily, taking its growth rate to 13.1%.

A civic worker sprays sanitizers in front of a shop as a woman wearing face mask walks past in Kolkata, India, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020.

This data was shared by the Health Ministry on Wednesday. While so far corona samples of a total of 4,23,07,914 people have been tested. "Not only is India's case fatality rate lower than the global average and progressively declining (current figure is 1.74 per cent), but a very small proportion of active cases, amounting to less than 0.5 per cent, are on ventilator support", the ministry said. So far, more than 63,000 Indians have died from the disease. Eight Indian states account for almost 73% of total infections.

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The financial hub Mumbai and the capital New Delhi were badly hit by coronavirus.

The respiratory disease is also spreading in the Americas, which continues to account for more than half of reported cases and deaths worldwide, although there have been slight decreases in some areas, World Health Organization said in its latest update.

But at the same time, fears are growing for the world's fifth-largest economy, with a contraction in gross domestic product for the June quarter expected to be announced later on Monday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave his monthly radio address without mentioning the latest milestone.

The underground train network, a lifeline for millions in the capital city of New Delhi, will be reopened in a phased manner from September 7, the federal home ministry said.

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