India’s COVID-19 tally increased to 18,55,745 with 52,050 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, while the recoveries crossed the 12-lakh mark on Tuesday, according to the Union Health Ministry data.
The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 38,938 with 803 fresh fatalities being reported in 24-hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.
A total of 12,30,509 people have recovered, while there are 5,86,298 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country presently.
The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients has risen to 66.31 per cent, while the fatality rate has further dropped to 2.10 pc, the data stated.
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The total number of confirmed cases also includes foreigners.
This is the sixth consecutive day that COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 50,000
According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 2,08,64,750 samples have been tested up to August 2 with 6,61,892 samples being tested on Monday, the highest done in a day so far, Scientist and media coordinator at ICMR, Dr Lokesh Sharma, said.
A total of 1,05,32,074 tests for detection of coronavirus infection have been performed with per day average of 3,39,744 tests in July, the highest number of tests conducted in a month so far.- Dr Lokesh Sharma.
There are 917 labs in the government sector and 439 labs in the private sector for conducting COVID-19 tests.