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India's COVID-19 Cases Cross 1.75 Million

India's COVID-19 Cases Cross 1.75 Million

Sunday, 2 August, 2020 - 07:30
FILE PHOTO: People wearing masks are seen at Chennai International Airport, India, January 30, 2020. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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India reported up to 55,000 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, down from the previous day's record of 57,118.


However, the new cases raised the country's total to 1.75 million. The month of July accounted for more than 1.1 million of those cases.


The Health Ministry on Sunday also reported 853 deaths for a total of 37,364.


Randeep Guleria, a top government expert, said that New Delhi and Mumbai may have crossed their peak levels with declining trends.


Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said the case fatality rate was progressively reducing and currently stands at 2.18%, one of the lowest globally.


Out of the total active cases, only 0.28% are on ventilators, 1.61% need intensive care support and 2.32% oxygen support, The Associated Press reported.


Subways, cinemas and other public facilities are closed until Aug. 31.


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