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India’s virus cases cross 1.75M, experts see decline

The Sen Times 2020-08-02 10:57:11

NEW DELHI — India’s coronavirus caseload crossed 1.75 million with another spike of 54,735 in the past 24 hours.

Indian Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayers at the Jama Masjid in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020.

The new cases are down from 57,118 on Saturday. 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.

The month of July alone has accounted for more than 1.1 million cases in India.

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.

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by The Sen Times staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: The Associated Press