India’s death tally from Covid-19 reached 75,062 on Thursday as the country reported 1,172 deaths in the past 24 hours, showing an worsening situation of coronavirus.
Besides, the total caseload rose to 4,465,863, said the latest data released by the health ministry, reports Xinhua.
During the past 24 hours, as many as 95,735 new COVID-19 cases were registered across the country.
Still there are 919,018 active cases in the country, while 3,471,783 have been successfully cured and discharged from hospitals, showed the ministry's data.
Till Wednesday, a total of 52,934,433 samples have been tested, out of which 1,129,756 were tested on Wednesday alone, said the data released by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
India is currently passing through the Unlock Phase-4, as efforts are being made to reopen the Indian economy which was badly hit during the strict countrywide lockdown imposed on March 25.
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The confirmed cases from coronavirus in India surged to 4,370,128 on Wednesday, putting the country on the second place in the list of high cases.
According to the Coronavirus Resource Center of John Hopkins University, the neighbouring country recorded 73,890 deaths from the contagious virus since it reported the first case 222 days ago.
Indian health authority confirmed the first case on January 30.
Data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the country showed that Maharashtra had witnessed the highest number of cases among all states.
A total of 243,809 people have so far been diagnosed with covid-19 in the state.
Aside from this, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh both recorded around 96,000 cases.
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West Bengal, a state closely engaged with Bangladesh, has so far confirmed 23,254 cases from the virus.
However, the United States still tops in the list of countries with high coronavirus cases with 6,329,861 covid-19 patients.
In global context, a total of 27,617,194 people have so far tested positive for coronavirus while 898,426 people lost their battle against the virus.
India’s total coronavirus caseload on Wednesday reached 4.37 million as the country reported 89,706 new cases, officials said.
The Health Ministry reported 1,115 deaths in the past 24 hours, pushing total fatalities up to 73,890, reports AP.
India has the second-most reported cases in the world and the third-most reported deaths behind the United States and Brazil.
However, the government is saying that schools will reopen later this month for senior students after more than five months.
More than 1 million people have tested positive for the coronavirus in India in less than two weeks. Testing has been ramped up to more than 1 million daily, with cumulative testing exceeding 50 million.
The Health Ministry on Tuesday announced partial reopening of schools from September 21 for students of 9-12th grades for taking teachers’ guidance. Online learning will still be permitted.
India’s famed Taj Mahal in the northern city of Agra will also reopen on September 21 with access restricted to 5,000 tourists daily to prevent overcrowding.
India on Tuesday recorded 1,133 deaths from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, its highest single-day total, reports AP.
The Health Ministry also reported 75,809 new cases, raising India's tally to nearly 4.3 million, second only to the United States and maintaining an upward surge amid an ease in nationwide restrictions to help mitigate the economic pain.
India’s death toll now stands at 72,775.
India, one of the most populous countries, has been reporting the highest single-day caseload in the world for more than a month now.
The rise in cases is partly due to increased testing. The number of daily tests conducted across the country has risen to more than a million. Nearly 3.3 million people have recovered from COVID-19 so far.
The pandemic has been economically devastating for India. Its economy contracted nearly 24 percent in the second quarter, the worst among the world’s top economies.
China has accused Indian forces of crossing into its territory along their disputed border, reports AP.
India also fired warning shots at a Chinese patrol in a move it called a “serious military provocation” and a violation of their agreements, said China.
The nuclear-armed rivals have been engaged in a tense standoff in the cold-desert Ladakh region since May.
Their defense ministers met Friday in Moscow in the first high-level direct contact between the sides since the standoff began.
China’s western military command said the incursion occurred Monday along the southern coast of Pangong Lake in the area known in Chinese as Shenpaoshan.
On the Indian side, the area is known as Chushul where the two countries local military commanders have held several rounds of talks to defuse the tense standoff.
After shots were fired, Chinese forces took “necessary measures to stabilize and control the situation,” the command said, in the statement citing spokesman Zhang Shuili.
It demanded the Indian forces withdraw and investigate the move to open fire.
There was no word of casualties on either side.
Late last month, India says its soldiers thwarted the Chinese military’s moves “to change the status quo” in violation of a consensus reached in past efforts to settle the standoff. In turn, China also accused Indian troops of crossing established lines of control.
The activity last month and on Monday were alleged to have occurred in Chushul area on the southern bank of Pangong Lake, a glacial lake divided by the de facto frontier and where the India-China faceoff began on its northern flank in early May.
The standoff escalated to a medieval, nighttime clash June 15 that was the deadliest conflict in 45 years between the nuclear-armed rivals. According to Indian officials, Chinese troops atop a ridge at the mouth of the narrow Galwan Valley threw stones, punched and pushed Indian soldiers down the ridge at around 4,500 meters (15,000 feet). India said 20 of its soldiers were killed, including a colonel. China did not report any casualties.
The disputed and undemarcated 3,500-kilometer (2,175-mile) border between India and China, referred to as the Line of Actual Control, stretches from the Ladakh region in the north to the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. According to China, the frontier is about 2,000 kilometers (1240-mile) and claims entire Arunachal Pradesh as its territory.
The nuclear-armed Asia giants fought a border war in 1962 that also spilled into Ladakh and ended in an uneasy truce. The two countries have been trying to settle their border dispute since the early 1990s, without success.
India unilaterally declared Ladakh a federal territory and separated it from disputed Kashmir in August 2019, ending its semi-autonomous status. The move further strained the relationship between New Delhi and Beijing, which raised the issue at international forums including the UN Security Council.
In a symbolic move amid soaring tensions, India has banned scores of Chinese-owned apps, including TikTok, citing privacy concerns that it said pose a threat to India’s sovereignty and security.