Railway employees sit inside a carriage of a metro train during a trial before the resumption of metro services after a almost six-month hiatus due measures imposed against the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic, in Kolkata on September 9, 2020.
India's COVID-19 caseload sprinted past 45 lakh and the death toll climbed to 76,271 with a record 96,551 infections and 1,209 fatalities being reported in a day.
MILLIONS of coronavirus cases may have gone undetected in India earlier this year, a research paper estimates, saying that for every confirmed case in May, there were 82 to 130 infections that were not recorded.
Himachal Pradesh reported 22 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of coronavirus cases to 8,512, informed the State's Health Department on Friday. It can be seen that the number of recovered and active cases are 3,542,664 and 943,480 respectively. The presence of these antibodies indicates that a person was exposed to the viral infection at least two weeks before that. IFR is estimated by looking at the proportion of deaths among all infected cases rather than only those cases which have been identified, which is done to calculate the case fatality ratio.
Jharkhand reported 1,152 new COVID-19 cases, 1,244 recoveries and 2 deaths on Thursday night, taking total cases to 58,079 including 42,115 recoveries, 517 deaths and 15,447 active cases. The recoveries, on the other hand surged to 35,42,66, pushing the national recovery rate beyond 77.30 per cent. In mid-May, official figures showed that the number of cases in India were less than 100,000. As percentage of the total population, it means 0.73 per cent of adults in India were exposed to the virus by that time.