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Coronavirus update: India crosses 2 mln COVID-19 cases

This is the first time the country added more than 60,000 COVID-19 cases daily as of August 6 

 
By DTE Staff
Last Updated: Friday 07 August 2020

The number of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in India crossed the two million-mark as the country added 62,170 fresh cases August 6, 2020, according to tracker Worldometers.info.

  • This was the first time the country touched the 60,000-mark for the number of cases recorded daily.
  • The number of active cases were 607,384 August 7, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  • The greatest number of active cases were recorded in Maharashtra, with 146,612 cases, according to the health ministry.
  • The total number of discharged cases in the country totalled 1,378,105.
  • Twenty-three million tests were conducted in the country in total, according to tracker covid19india.org
  • Eight patients died in a fire that broke out in the intensive care unit of a private hospital in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad August 6. Around 45 patients were admitted in the ward when the fire broke out, reported news channel NDTV.
  • The number of deaths from COVID-19 in South Africa neared the 10,000-mark, with 9,604 deaths and 538,184 total cases as of August 7.
  • The Netherlands capital Amsterdam and the port city of Rotterdam made the wearing of face masks compulsory in certain busy areas, reported news agency AFP.
  • Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC has begun manufacturing remdesivir, an approved treatment for COVID-19, from US-based pharma Gilead Sciences Inc, for an undisclosed amount at its facility in Portugal, reported news agency Reuters.
  • The number of COVID-19 cases rose to 19,261,406 in 213 countries and territories, while 12,363,249 recovered and 717,717 people died from the disease August 7, according to the World Health Organization and worldometers.info

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