Highest Covid deaths & recoveries

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 8/6/2020 11:43:21 AM

NEW DELHI, Aug 5: India recorded the highest 857 Covid-19 deaths in the past 24 hours as also the highest recovery of 51,706 while the number of persons found infected with positive symptoms on Wednesday appeared racing towards 20 lakh, the latest count being 19.08 lakh.
The recovery rate has improved further to 67.19% (67.19% previous day) of the total infected with 12.82 lakh patients cured and out of hospitals while the mortality rate also dipped a notch to touch 2.09%.
Those found infected in the past one week have been upwards of 50,000 every day, with 53,009 tested positive on Wednesday.
The total tests carried out so far are 21.48 crore, of which 6.20 lakh were tested in the past 24 hours.
At the global level, the WHO dashboard showed the deaths crossing 7.04 lakh and 1.87 crore found infected with the positive symptoms, giving the mortality rate of 3.81%, much higher than that of India. WHO says there may be large number of infections in India but for lower number of tests at the rate of 29 per million.



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