India’s COVID-19 tally crossed the 17-lakh mark on Sunday, just two days after it went past 16 lakh, with 54,735 cases being reported in a day, while the recoveries crossed the 11-lakh mark, according to the Union health ministry data.
IMAGE: A health worker collects sample of a person for COVID-19 test via Rapid Antigen Testing, at Manipuri Basti in Guwahati. Photograph: PTI Photo
The total coronavirus cases surged to 17,50,723, while the death toll due to the COVID-19 climbed to 37,364 with 853 people succumbing to the disease in a day, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The recoveries have mounted to 11,45,629, while there are 5,67,730 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country presently.
The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients has risen to 65.44 per cent, while the fatality rate has further dropped to 2.13 per cent, the data stated.
IMAGE: Policemen impose fine to visitors for not wearing masks near India Gate during Unlock 3.0, in New Delhi. Photograph: Manvender Vashist/PTI Photo
The total number of confirmed cases also includes foreigners.
This is the fourth consecutive day that COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 50,000
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, a cumulative total of 1,98,21,831 samples have been tested up to August 1 with 4,63,172 samples being tested on Saturday.