Published On: Wed, Aug 12th, 2020

60,963 new infections as India’s caseload tops 2.3 million

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s coronavirus caseload topped 2.3 million after adding 60,963 new cases in the last 24 hours.

An elderly woman is helped by a health worker before screening her for COVID-19 symptoms in Dharavi, one of Asia’s biggest slums, in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020.

India also reported 834 deaths on Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 46,091.

India has the third-highest caseload after the United States and Brazil, but only the fifth-highest death toll, and authorities say the fatality rate has dropped below 2% for the first time.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged leaders of 10 states that account for about 80% of India’s total to rigorously apply the strategies of containment, surveillance and contact tracing to drive the fatality rate below 1%.

Modi also urged for testing to be ramped up in several states.

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by The Sen Times staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: AP

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