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India reaches 1.9 million cases after a week of over 50,000 daily infections

August 5, 2020

India has reached 1.9 million cases of coronavirus in the last few hours after a week in which it has counted more than 50,000 new infections every day, the Ministry of Health reported on Wednesday.

According to the data available, the Asian giant recorded 52,509 new positives and another 857 deaths in these 24 hours, which corresponds to a balance of 1,908,254 infected and 39,795 deaths.

Health authorities have indicated that out of the total confirmed cases, 586,244 remain active – 54 less than on the last day – while 1,282,215 patients passed COVID-19, 51,706 more.

India reaches 1.9 million cases after a week of over 50,000 daily infectionsIndia reaches 1.9 million cases after a week of over 50,000 daily infections

Of the states, Maharashtra remains the most affected with 457,956 cases and 299,356 deaths, ahead of Tamil Nadu (268,285 and 208,784), Andhdra Padresh (176,333 and 95,625), Karnataka (145,830 and 69,272) and Delhi, where the capital is located 139,156 infected and 125,226 deaths.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a national quarantine last March that has become the world’s largest containment by number: 1.3 billion. However, India has initiated a de-escalation with a three-phase plan.

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