India’s Covid tally over 63L, recoveries nearly 53L

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New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) The overall number of global coronavirus has surpassed 33.8 million, while the deaths have increased to nearly 1,012,900, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
As of Thursday, the total number of cases stood at 33,874,283 and the fatalities rose to 1,012,894, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.
The US is the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 7,229,723 and 206,905, respectively, according to the CSSE.
With a spike of 86,821 coronavirus cases and 1,181 deaths in 24 hours, India’s tally on Thursday mounted to 63,12,584 cases.
Out of the total cases, 9,40,705 are currently active, 52,73,201 have been discharged, while 98,678 lost the battle against the viral disease.
While the recovery rate stands at a whooping high of 83.53 per cent, the fatality rate has come down to 1.56 per cent, the data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit with a total of 13,84,446 cases, including 36,662 deaths; followed by Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.
According to the data from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India conducted 14,23,052 sample tests in a single day on Wednesday, taking the total number of samples tested so far to 7,56,19,781.
The other top 15 countries with the maximum amount of cases are Brazil (4,810,935), Russia (1,170,799), Colombia (829,679), Peru (811,768), Spain (769,188), Argentina (751,001), Mexico (743,216), South Africa (674,339), France (604,031), Chile (462,991), Iran (457,219), the UK (455,846), Bangladesh (363,479), Iraq (362,981) and Saudi Arabia (334,605), the CSSE figures showed.
Brazil currently accounts for the second highest number of fatalities at 143,952.
The countries with a death toll above 10,000 are Mexico (77,646), the UK (42,233), Italy (35,894), Peru (32,396), France (32,396), Spain (31,791), Iran (26,169), Colombia (25,998), Russia (20,630), Argentina (16,937), South Africa (16,734), Chile (12,741), Ecuador (11,355), Indonesia (10,740) and Belgium (10,001).

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