August 6, 2020 | 10:14 AM IST
Corona pandemic

India registers spike of over 35K new cases; 80% cases reported since unlock-1.0

For the second consecutive day, India reported a spike of over 34,956 fresh cases and 687 deaths in the last 24 hours.  With this, the number of confirmed cases has crossed the 1 million mark and the total count of deaths has reached 25,602. 

So far, these figures are the highest since the outbreak of the pandemic. The statistics reveal that since the outbreak from January 30 to April 1, there were there were 1,998 cases only which rose to 37,257 till May 1. The numbers grew five times within a month and 1,98,370 cases were reported by June 1 after which the first phase of unlock started. 

The unlock 1.0 eased the relaxations and offices and markets were opened as a result the cases started to multiply. By July 1, the first day of unlock 2.0, there were 6,05,220 total cases and within just 17 days, nearly four lakh (3,98,612) confirmed cases have been reported. This means that since the beginning of unlock, so far 8,05,462 (over 80%) cases have been reported despite the government’s guidelines of maintaining social distancing and wearing masks. 

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, there are about 3,42,473 active cases while 6,35,756 people have been cured which brings the recovery rate to 63.24%.

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