The United States’ tally rose to 49,40,939 and the toll went up to 1,61,328.
In a precedented turn, India’s coronavirus case count on Saturday rose to 20,88,611 after 61,537 cases and toll went up to 42,518 post 933 deaths. With 61,9088 active cases in the country, 14,27,005 patients have recovered yet.
The Union health ministry, in the meantime, has asked the states and Union Territories to take up Covid-19 testing of grocery shop workers, vegetable, vendors and merchants, clearly stating that if these people are undetected, they have every potential to spread the infection to a large number of people, thereby aiding community transmission. Globally, the coronavirus count crossed 1.92 crores, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
Note: The national helpline number for the coronavirus is 011-23978046, and a toll-free number 1075.