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Coronavirus: 3 lakh daily infections in India, about 500 deaths

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  • 20 January, 2022 15:24:10

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International Desk: The number of coronavirus cases in India is increasing by leaps and bounds. In India, as in many other countries in Europe and America, the virus is still rampant. On Thursday (January 20), the number of infections in the country exceeded 300,000. Even death has risen to about 500. This information was given by the Indian media NDTV in a report on Thursday.

According to the Indian Ministry of Health, in the last 24 hours, 3 lakh 18 thousand 532 people have been newly infected with corona in the country. This number was about 2 lakh 63 thousand on Wednesday. In other words, more than 35,000 people have been infected in the last 24 hours. States like Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Assam and West Bengal are leading in the number of victims.

Besides, 491 people have died of corona in India in the last 24 hours. 441 people died on Wednesday. A total of 4,7,893 people have died in the South Asian country since the beginning of the Corona epidemic.

Meanwhile, the rate of daily infections is increasing in India along with the number of infections and deaths. On Wednesday, the country's daily infection rate was 15.13 percent. In the last 24 hours, it has increased by 16.41 percent. The weekly infection rate is 16.06 percent. And this is what the doctors are worried about. So far, 9,026 people in India have been infected with the coronal omikron variant.

The biggest concern in India at the moment is the active patient of corona. According to the report of the Ministry of Health, at present the number of active patients of Corona in the country is 19 lakh 24 thousand 51 people. Which is about 93 thousand more than Wednesday. This number has caused a great deal of panic among health experts.

With the number of active patients infected with the virus increasing day by day, it is feared that a crisis like the second wave of epidemics on India's health system may arise in the coming days.

According to statistics, more than 35.76 million people in India have recovered from Corona so far. In the last 24 hours, about 2 lakh people have become tax free.

In addition, more than 159 million doses of corona have been vaccinated in India so far. In addition to vaccination, the covid test is also going on as fast as before. In the last 24 hours, more than 19.35 million corona has been tested in the country.

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