The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country stood at 1,29,959 in the last 24 hours with the total number of confirmed cases so far going beyond 55 lakh.

As per the data made available by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), there were 27,438 active cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, while 1,01,468 recovered and 1,053 succumbed to the infection during the same period.

With this, the total number of cases has now risen to 55,62,663 and this includes 44,97,867 discharged or recovered patients.

The total number also includes 88,935 deaths due to the pandemic till date.

The current case fatality ratio remains at 1.6 per cent and the sample tested per million are at 32128.4.

Nearly 60 per cent of the active cases are in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Maharashtra is leading the tally in the active

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As the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in India crossed 40 lakh, with the addition of over 86,000 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) unveiled a modified Covid-19 testing strategy for containment zones and outside.

With 40 lakh cases, India is now very close to Brazil, which ranks second in the global Covid-19 tally.

Over 31 lakh Indians have already recovered. There are about 8.46 lakh active Covid-19 patients in the country. As many as 69,561 persons succumbed to the infection, including 1,089 in the last 24 hours.

The number of daily cases is steadily rising in India because many major States including Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh are still reporting more cases. Even Delhi, which had earlier reported a dip in new cases, is now reporting more cases.

Meanwhile, the ICMR has come out with a modified advisory

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India’s Covid-19 tally raced past 34 lakh with a single-day spike of 76,472 cases, while the number of recoveries surged to 26,48,998, pushing the recovery rate to 76.47 per cent on Saturday, according to the Union Health Ministry.

The total number of Covid-19 cases rose to 34,63,972, while the death toll due to the disease climbed to 62,550 with 1,021 people succumbing to it in a span of 24 hours, the ministry’s data updated at 8 am showed. The Covid-19 case fatality rate has further declined to 1.81 per cent in the country.

There are 7,52,424 active coronavirus cases in the country currently, which account for 21.72 per cent of the total caseload, the data showed. India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 and the 30-lakh mark on August 23.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 4,04,066,09 samples were tested

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No matter how many bicycle lanes or Bluebikes stations come to East Boston, the neighborhood still has one major cycling barrier: Boston Harbor. Aside from a wildly roundabout route through Chelsea, Everett, and Charlestown, it is just about impossible for bikers to get downtown.

So Lydia Edwards, the neighborhood’s city councilor, wants to make it at least a little easier to bring a bike on the Blue Line. At a Wednesday council meeting, she called for a future hearing to discuss whether the MBTA could reserve a rush-hour car that allowed cyclists to bring their bikes onboard.

Edwards sees the idea as a simple, cheap, and quick solution to helping cyclists get downtown, especially compared to alternatives like building a bridge or adding a new ferry for bikers.

“We’re asking for a pilot program that would allow for one car on the Blue Line to be dedicated to bikes,” Edwards

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