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COVID-19: India’s case tally crosses 17.5 lakh


The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday informed that 54,736 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the country. The addition of the fresh COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours has taken India’s case tally past the 17 lakh-mark to 17,50,724.

Notably, the daily surge in cases has remained over 50,000 for the past four days. Of the 17.5 lakh coronavirus cases in the country, 11.1 lakh cases have been reported in the last month alone. Thus 65.48 per cent of the viral infection has been reported in July.

According to the ICMR, 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.

Death toll surpasses 37k

The ministry’s data also suggests that 853 deaths have taken place during the past 24 hours.

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The fresh fatalities have taken the country’s death toll due to the deadly virus to 37,364. Unfortunately, over 19,000 lives were lost in India due to the viral infection in July alone.

5.67 lakh active cases

The ministry’s data suggests that of the 17.65 lakh cases, 5.67 lakh are active cases availing treatment for the viral infection. Unfortunately, the active cases in the country have increased in the past 24 hours by 2,627.

11.45 lakh recoveries

Over 11.45 lakh patients have recovered from the infection so far. Of the 11.45 lakh cases, 51,255 recoveries have been reported in the past 24 hours. The recovery rate among coronavirus infected patients has increased to 65.44 per cent. The figures also include foreigners who have availed treatment in India.

Maharashtra worst-affected state

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected state when it comes to COVID-19 cases in the country. Over 4.31 lakh cases have been reported from Maharashtra so far. Tamil Nadu has reported over 2.51 lakh cases and Andhra Pradesh reported over 1.50 lakh cases. National capital Delhi has reported 1.36 lakh cases, whereas Karnataka has reported 1.29 lakh cases.


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