The spread of the novel coronavirus in India has quickened in the last few days with new cases of Covid-19 and deaths reported every day. The epidemic has expanded its footprint in the country and has affected over 79 lakh people since the first positive case was confirmed on January 30 in Kerala.
More than three billion people around the world have lived under lockdown as governments stepped up efforts to contain the pandemic, which has left over a million people dead globally.
On September 6, India topped Brazil's coronavirus tally and now has the world's second-highest number of Covid-19 cases.
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Here’s the tally of Covid-19 positive cases in India and the state-wise impact:
Coronavirus in India: Total number of positive cases (including deaths): 79,81,796 as of October 27
States/UTs death toll (details are updated as we receive information): 119,941
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||4,253||58|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu||3,228||3|
|Jammu and Kashmir||92,677||1,451|
No. of people discharged: 72,01,070
Note: The tallies above include foreigners who have been infected with Covid-19.
While the Centre and state governments have been trying hard to check the Covid-19 spread by tracking, isolating and treating infected people, the daily rise in India cases is worrisome.