Coronavirus India Live Updates: Tally crosses 19 lakh cases; over 10,000 Maharashtra cops infected.

Mumbai: Coronavirus India News Live Updates: Wednesday marked the seventh consecutive day that Covid-19 cases increased by more than 50,000 in the country. Maharashtra, New Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh are the key states to watch.

In the 24 hours ending 9 am Wednesday, India reported 52,509 cases of the novel coronavirus and 857 deaths. This took the countrys tally to over 19 lakh cases (19,08,255), including 5,86,244 patients who are undergoing treatment for the disease, 12,82,216 who have recovered and 39,795 fatalities, the Union Health Ministry confirmed. Wednesday marked the seventh consecutive day that Covid-19 cases increased by more than 50,000 in the country.

Maharashtra, New Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh are the key states to watch, but smaller states like Goa, Tripura, Manipur, and Puducherry also have a significantly large spread of Covid-19. (Also read the latest on the Covid-19 vaccine front)

The services sector is facing the brunt of the pandemic. From food to aviation, and IT to hospitality, the sector is still struggling to get back on its feet given physical contact is an intrinsic prerequisite. The sector is estimated to employ more than 33 percent of the employed population and contribute over 55 percent to the GDP.

Former Maharashtra chief minister and senior Congress leader Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar passed away early on Wednesday morning. The 91-year-old had recently recovered from the novel coronavirus, his family said. In other news, Anil Rathod, a five-time former MLA of the Shiv Sena from Ahmednagar also died this morning. He had tested positive for Covid-19.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was discharged from hospital after recovering from the disease. He had been admitted to Chirayu Hospital in Bhopal after he tested positive for the disease on July 25. He has reportedly been advised to remain at home for another seven days, during which his health will be monitored.

Meanwhile, global coronavirus cases rose to 18,466,594 Wednesday, with as many as 699,134 fatalities. At least 11,058,317 people have recovered from the disease so far, data by John Hopkins showed.

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