Coronavirus: India Covid-19 cases cross 7 lakh, death toll tops 20,000; global HIV/AIDS efforts suffer big setback due to pandemic
New Delhi: India took the third position globally in the number of coronavirus infections, on Monday, overtaking Russia. It is now behind the United States and Brazil in the list over 700,000 total cases. The number of deaths in the country due to the disease is now over 20,000.
US has recorded over 30 lakh cases while Brazil has over 16 lakh cases.
According to latest data, India 439,716 patients making full recovery. This is nearly 61 per cent of the total cases.
Delhi Covid-19 cases tops 1 lakh
Meanwhile, Delhi became the second city after Mumbai to cross the 100,000-mark in the number of coronavirus cases, on Monday. In the last 24 hours, the national capital saw 1,397 fresh cases and 48 new deaths from the infection.
So far, 72,088 people have recovered from the disease while 25,620 are still under treatment.
UN warns Covid-19 jeopardizing years of progress against HIV/AIDs
In a warning, on Monday, the United Nations said Covid-19 could cause an additional half a million AIDS deaths if treatment is disrupted for a long time. At the start of a week of virtual International AIDS Conferences, the UN said the world was already way off target in its plan to end the HIV/AIDS public health threat even before coronavirus pandemic gripped the world.
The world body’s annual report said that the 2020 target of reducing AIDS-related deaths to fewer than 500,000 and new HIV infections to under 500,000 will now be missed.
The UN secretary general Antonio Guterres said, “Like the HIV epidemic before it, the Covid-19 pandemic is exposing our world’s fragilities, including persistent economic and social inequalities and woefully inadequate investments in public health.”
The UN report said: “Key populations at high-risk of HIV/AIDS are being put in further danger as lockdowns and distribution of medicines leaves them even more vulnerable than usual.”
Latest global coronavirus stats from Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering
Latest coronavirus India stats:
- Confirmed: 718,872
- Deaths: 20,171
- Recovered: 439,716
Latest worldwide coronavirus stats:
- Confirmed: 11,640,586
- Deaths: 538,284
- Recovered: 6,585,971
Top 5 countries with coronavirus infections:
- United States: 3,003,898
- Brazil: 1,604,585
- India: 718,872
- Russia: 687,862
- Peru: 302,718
Top 5 countries with coronavirus deaths are:
- United States: 132,679
- Brazil: 64,900
- United Kingdom: 44,236
- Italy: 34,869
- Mexico: 30,639
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