Coronavirus recoveries crosses 50,000-mark in a day for the first time
New Delhi : For the first time in history, India's recoveries in coronavirus case have crossed the 50,000 mark in a day. The total number of recoveries in India stands at 11,45,629, including 51,255 in past 24 hours. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 37,364 with 853 people succumbing to the disease in a 24-hour span.
Currently, India has 5,67,730 active cases. The recovery rate stands at 64.53% while the fatality rate at 2.15%.
This is the fourth consecutive day when India has registered more than 50,000 new coronavirus cases.
According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 1,98,21,831 samples have been tested up to August 1 with 4,63,172 being tested on Saturday.
Six months after the World Health Organization declared a global emergency, the novel coronavirus, the total number of coronavirus cases globally has crossed 1.77 crore while 6.84 lakh have died of the infection.
The US, the worst affected country, reported over 1,000 deaths for a fifth consecutive day.
"WHO continues to assess the global risk level of COVID-19 to be very high," it said in its latest statement.