Tally crosses 7 million; 1 in eight below therapy

New Delhi, October 10

India’s Covid caseload breached the seven-million mark on Saturday with recoveries making up 85.81 per cent of all confirmed cases, leaving only one in eight infected persons currently ill.

DCGI seeks ph-2 data

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It took India 12 days to move from six million to seven million after previously adding a million cases in 11 days. The country had crossed 20 lakh cases on August 7; 30 lakh on August 23; 40 lakh on September 5; 50 lakh on September 16 and 60 lakh on September 27.

While cases took 21 days to double from 10 lakh to 20 lakh, the doubling time from 30 lakh to 60 lakh cases has been 35 days. The signs of stabilisation of the disease graph remained firm today with active caseload remaining below 9 lakh for a second day in a row after falling below the nine-lakh mark for the first time yesterday since September 9. — TNS

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