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India 3rd country in world to record more than 1-million covid-19 cases

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The total tally of Covid-19 cases in India has crossed the one million or the 10 lakh-mark even as the government undertaking measures to combat the situation.

On Thursday, a total of 34,956 fresh infections recorded and 687 deaths. This is biggest one-day jump, as per the official figure released by the Health Ministry on Friday morning,

The government data put total cases recorded since the outbreak began in the country at 1,003,832 with 25,602 deaths. Over 6.35 lakh people or 63.34 per cent of the patients have recovered. With total tally crossing one million, India becomes the third country to record more than one million coronavirus cases, behind only the United States and Brazil.

Also read: ‘India has lowest covid-19 cases and deaths/million population’

Among the states, Maharashtra continues to report the highest number of cases, followed by Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Karnataka, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Telangana.

India’s caseload has risen from 8 lakh to 10 lakh (1 million) in just six days, as compared with nine while moving from 6 lakh to 8 lakh and 11 for the previous 2 lakh cases. Likewise, the death toll has risen from 20,000 to 25,000 in just 10 days.

With new hotspots emerging due to spike in positive cases, lockdowns have been re-imposed in several parts of the country after the easing of restrictions easing in recent weeks as officials hoped the outbreak was under control.

While UP government has imposed weekend lockdown, the Bihar government has announced complete lockdown till end of this month.

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