India registers highest single-day spike of 55,079 positive cases on Friday

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At 3.6 per cent, India’s rate of increase in cases is more than double than the 1.6 per cent in US and significantly higher than Brazil’s 2.3 per cent – the only two countries with a higher caseload.

India cannot count on herd immunity to stop the coronavirus pandemic given its demography and scale, the health ministry said on Thursday, adding that the country will have to rely on a vaccine to fully beat COVID-19.

It took 183 days for India to cross 16 lakh coronavirus cases. Kerala had reported the country’s first COVID-19 patient on January 30. India crossed the one lakh-mark in Covid cases 110 days later.

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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.

More than six lakh Covid 19 tests were conducted in a single day on Thursday. On July 30, India tested a total of 6,42,588. With 6,42,588 samples tested in the last 24 hours, the cumulative testing stands at 1,88,32,970.

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Total number of people affected in Assam is 38,407; no of people discharged: 29,080; active cases: 9,230; death: 94 as on July 31 night

India’s COVID tally crossed the 16 lakh mark on Friday with the highest single-day spike of 55,079 positive cases and 779 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total fatalities to 35,747.
The total caseload stands at 16,38,871, with as many as 545,318 active cases and 10,57,805 discharged or cured.

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