80,472 new infections push India’s COVID-19 caseload past 62 lakh, recoveries rise to 51.8 lakh

The total number of coronavirus cases mounted to 62,25,763, while the death toll climbed to 97,497 with 1,179 people succumbing to the disease in a day, the data updated at 8 a.m. showed India’s COVID-19 caseload raced past 62 lakh on Wednesday with 80,472 infections being reported in a day, …

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Data | India’s COVID-19 testing declines sharply despite rising positivity rate

The number of new COVID-19 cases in India recorded a significant fall in the last five days after consistently breaching the 90,000 mark on several days in early September. The drop in cases could be due to a significant decrease in the number of tests conducted. In at least 10 …

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Coronavirus | 14 States, UTs have higher tests per million, lower positivity than national average: Centre

India’s total tests for detection of COVID-19 has reached over 6.6 crore and tests per million have risen to 48,028 as on date with the national cumulative positivity rate being recorded at 8.52%, the Union health ministry said on Wednesday. The country’s testing capacity has surged to more than 12 …

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Data | Overcrowded jails and the COVID-19 contagion

Prisons in India registered the highest occupancy rate in five years in 2018 (latest available data). Prisons in Uttar Pradesh were the most overcrowded, while Sikkim registered the highest relative increase in inmate population since 2014. Data from newspaper reports also show that the number of prisoners found to be …

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