New Delhi, Aug 03, 2020: India’s COVID-19 tally crossed the 18-lakh mark on Monday, just two days after it went past 17 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.
The total coronavirus cases surged to 18,03,696, while the death toll climbed to 38,135 with 771 people succumbing to the disease in a day, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The recoveries have mounted to 11,86,203, while there are 5,79,357 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country presently.
The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients has risen to 65.76 percent while the fatality rate has further dropped to 2.13 pc, the data stated.
The total number of confirmed cases also includes foreigners.
This was the fifth consecutive day that COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 50,000
According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 2,02,02,858 samples have been tested up to August 2 with, 3,81,027 samples being tested on Sunda
India COVID-19 data: Coronavirus cases in India rise to 18,03,696 which includes 5,79,357active cases, 1,186,203 cured/discharged/migrated and 38,135 deaths as per the health ministry data. Single-day spike of 52,972 positive cases and 771 deaths in India in the last 24 hours.