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India’s COVID-19 tally gallops past 20 lakh-mark


The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday reported over 60,000 fresh cases of COVID-19 in India in the past 24 hours. Notably, 62,538 fresh COVID-19 cases have been reported in the last 24 hours.

It is the biggest single-day surge in COVID-19 cases in the country ever since the pandemic began. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the coronavirus case count in the country past the 20 lakh-mark. The total coronavirus caseload currently stands at 20,27,074.

Cases doubling in just 21 days

The COVID-19 tally had crossed 19 lakh just two days back.

It took 110 days for COVID-19 cases in the country to reach one lakh and 59 days more to cross the 10-lakh mark. Thereafter it took just 21 days more to go past 20 lakh.

This was the ninth day in a row that the COVID-19 tally increased by more than 50,000.

Over 41.5k deaths

The death toll due to the deadly virus has climbed to 41,585, the ministry’s data suggests.

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Notably, 886 people have succumbed to the virus in the past 24 hours. The death rate currently stands at 2.05 percent.

Over 13.78 lakh people recovered

At the same time, the number of patients who recuperated from the disease surged to 13,78,105 on Friday taking the recovery rate to 67.98 percent.  Over 49,000 patients have been discharged in the past 24 hours.

Out of the 20.27 lakh COVID-19 cases reported in the country so far, 6.07 lakh are active cases. Notably, the country’s active caseload burden has increased by 11,883 cases in the past 24 hours. The active case loan percentage currently stands at 29.96 percent.

Over 2.27 cr samples tested

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), cumulative 2,27,88,393 samples have been tested for coronavirus infection up to August 6. Out of the total samples, 6,39,042 samples were tested on Thursday.

Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu worst-affected states

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected state in the country in terms of coronavirus cases. It is followed by Tamil Nadu, which has reported a considerable surge in coronavirus cases. Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and national capital Delhi have reported over a lakh COVID-19 cases.


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