The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday informed that 52,972 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case count in the country to 18.03 lakh.
The COVID-19 case count had crossed the 17 lakh-mark on Sunday. The daily surge in coronavirus cases continues to remain above the 50,000-mark for the past five days.
Death toll surpasses 38,000
The death toll due to coronavirus in the country crossed the 38,000-mark. The death toll currently stands at 38,135. Notably, 771 people have succumbed to the viral infection in the past 24 hours.
Of the 771 deaths reported on Sunday, 260 deaths have been reported from Maharashtra alone. Ninety-eight deaths have been reported from Tamil Nadu and 84 deaths have been reported from Karnataka.
Andhra Pradesh has reported 67 deaths and 53 deaths have been reported from Uttar Pradesh. West Bengal has reported 49 deaths and Gujarat has reported 22 deaths.
11.86 lakh people have recovered
Of the 18.03 lakh cases recorded so far, 5.79 lakh cases are active patients that are availing treatment. Over 11.86 lakh patients have recovered from the viral infection. The figures include foreigners who have availed treatment in India.
As a result, the COVID-19 recovery rate in the country has improved to 65.44 per cent. Similarly, the fatality rate has declined to 2.13 per cent, the ministry informed.
Over 2.02 cr samples tested
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has informed that over 2 crore samples have been tested for the deadly infection so far. It said 2.02 crore samples have been tested till August 2 and over 3.81 lakh samples have been tested in the past 24 hours.
Maharashtra remains worst-affected state
As far as cases are concerned, Maharashtra continues to remain the worst affected state, followed by Tamil Nadu. The three other states that have occupied the first five positions in the COVID-19 case burden list are Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and national capital Delhi.
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