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LIVE: India records 11,427 new Covid-19 cases as tally crosses 10.75 million

 By hindustantimes.com

UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2021 10:04 AM IST

The global tally of Covid-19 cases is nearing 103 million, with over 2.2 million deaths due to the disease, as per Johns Hopkins University.

 

India's count of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) topped 10.75 million on Monday after the Union health ministry reported that the country had logged 11,427 new infections in the previous 24 hours. These numbers come on a day cinema halls across the country will be allowed to have 100% occupancy after the Ministry of information and broadcasting made an announcement in this regard on Sunday. Since last October, when theatres were allowed to open for the first time since the Covid-19 lockdown, a 50% occupancy was allowed.

 

Covid-19 caseload of the United States, which is the highest in the world, has topped the 26 million mark, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker. India's caseload is the second-highest, followed by Brazil, whose tally has crossed the 9.2 million mark, according to Johns Hopkins. In terms of deaths, the US, Brazil and Mexico, respectively, have the highest Covid-19 fatalities, with India in fourth.

 

(Source: https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/coronavirus-india-world-latest-news-covid-19-death-toll-february-1-2021-101612143177602.html)