India reports spike of nearly 25,000 new COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 767,296

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 21:59
India reports spike of nearly 25,000 new COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 767,296
With nearly 25,000 fresh cases, the Covid-19 tally in India on Thursday increased to 767,296 with as many as 21,129 fatalities, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

For the first time in India’s outbreak since March, the Covid-19 transmission rate has increased. India’s Covid-19 reproduction number, or R, which estimates the number of people infected by one already infected person, was on a steady decline from 1.83 for months since March 4. However, in the first week of the second unlocking phase in July, the rate has shown an increase for the first time, research by the Institute of Mathematical Sciences in Chennai shows.
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