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Henrietta Strickland
October 20, 2020

The latest surge in cases sent the total registered worldwide past 40 million Monday morning, according to an AFP tally based on official sources. The second wave started in March in Europe, with Italy as the earliest hot spot along with Spain, the United Kingdom and Germany.

The recovery rate stands at 87.78 percent, the fatality rate is 1.52 percent, the data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit with a total of 15,76,062 cases, including 41,502 deaths; followed by Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. Scientists warn that the third wave is likely to surpass the peaks of the second wave.

The number of new coronavirus infections reported daily in India dropped below 60,000 for the second time this month, while the number of new fatalities registered across the country dipped below 600 nearly after three months, the Union health ministry data stated on Monday.

A total of 33 cases were traced to a call center and medical devices store in Gangnam in southern Seoul as of noon Sunday, up 17 cases from a day earlier.

Night-time curfews on millions came into force in France this weekend and Switzerland required all its citizens to wear masks in indoor public places.

New virus cases fell below the 50 mark for the first time since September 29 on Friday, but a steady rise in new daily cases indicates that cases with unknown transmission routes are still lurking. They have also cautioned that in cases of lapses, the country could see "up to 26 lakh cases a day".

Over the past two weeks, the country reported a daily average 61.8 virus cases, down from 66.5 the previous two weeks.

While every wave of cases has been stronger than the one it precedes, the same can't be said for deaths.

In its study titled "Progression of the Covid-19 pandemic in India: Prognosis and Lockdown Impacts", the government-appointed Covid-19 India National Supermodel committee headed by Prof.

Residents dashed back to reopened salons and golf courses that had been closed for more than 100 days, though restaurants and most other retail businesses will remain shut until November at the earliest as the authorities monitor case numbers. You can also read World Health Organization's advice on basic protective measures against the virus. World Health Organization has also busted some myths surrounding coronavirus.

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