India's COVID-19 tally races past 17 lakh; July alone saw 65% of total cases
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), cumulatively 1,93,58,659 samples have been tested up to July 31 with 5,25,689 of them on Friday.
Coronavirus News highlights: Today is the 131st day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown, to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded 16,95,988 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 36,511 deaths. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat have reported the highest number of cases. However, infections are rising rapidly in states like Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Yet, India’s recovery rate continues to rise and now stands at 64.5 percent. 'Unlock 3.0' begins today.Globally, there have been over 1.75 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 6.77 lakh people have died so far. Catch the highlights here:
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Coronavirus in Chhattisgarh LIVE Updates | 193 cases, 1 death today, count now 9,385, toll 55
Chhattisgarh on Saturday reported 193 COVID-19cases taking the state's count to 9,385, while the death toll climbed to 55 after an elderly woman succumbed to the infection.
However, the day also saw 380 patients getting discharged after recovery.
Of the freshcases, 81 were from Raipur, 53 from Durg, nine from Bilaspur, eight each from Rajnandgaon and Janjgir- Champa, seven from Surguja, five from Koriya, four each from Raigarh, Balodabazar and Kabirdham, three from Mungeli and two from Bastar, besides one each from Kondagaon, Narayanpur, Mahasamund, Bemetara and Balod.
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