Published On: Wed, Aug 26th, 2020

India’s COVID-19 case tally crosses 32 lakh mark with 67,151 new cases, 1,059 deaths in the last 24 hours

NEW DELHI — India has reported 67,151 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, raising the country’s number of reported infections to 32 lakh with 15 lakh reported infections coming this month alone.

A man wearing a face shield exercises on a treadmill inside a health centre at a club after it was reopened when authorities eased COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, in Ahmedabad, India, August 25, 2020. (REUTERS/Amit Dave)

The Health Ministry on Wednesday also reported 1,059 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking total fatalities from the pandemic to 59,449.

India has been recording more than 60,000 new infections per day for the last two weeks, reaching a peak of 69,652 cases on Aug. 19. New reported infections dropped to around 61,000 on Monday and Tuesday, but picked up again in the past 24 hours.

The ministry said India’s recovery rate was now around 76% with a fatality rate of 1.84%.

Even though the country of nearly 1.4 billion people has been slowly opening up to heal the economy, areas identified as most affected by the virus continue to remain under lockdown.

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

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