COVID-19. India with over 50,040 cases and 1,258 deaths

COVID-19.  India with over 50,040 cases and 1,258 deaths
The country recently experienced a devastating second wave of the pandemic, which peaked in mid-May with more than 400,000 new cases a day, but the contagion has declined in recent weeks.

According to data released by the Indian Health Ministry, the positivity rate of clinical tests for the new coronavirus has been below 5% for 20 consecutive days, which is currently around 2.91%.

The World Health Organization (WHO) considers a pandemic under control when a country’s positivity rate is less than 5%.

The number of people cured of the disease in the last 24 hours (57,944) crossed the number of new cases for the 45th day in a row.also informed the ministry in a statement.

The total number of active cases also continued to decline, currently at around 586,000, the lowest in nearly three months.According to the Indian Ministry of Health.

With more than 30.2 million cases since the start of the pandemic, India is the country with the second highest number of infections worldwide after the United States, according to data from the North American University Johns Hopkins.

The country has so far reported 395,751 deaths due to the new coronavirus, recording the third-highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 in the world after the United States and Brazil.

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About the author: Cory Weinberg

Cory Weinberg covers the intersection of tech and cities. That means digging into how startups and big tech companies are trying to reshape real estate, transportation, urban planning, and travel. Previously, he reported on Bay Area housing and commercial real estate for the San Francisco Business Times. He received a "best young journalist" award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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