For fifth day in a row, India registers over 50,000 new coronavirus cases
New Delhi : India's Covid-19 tally has crossed the 18 lakh figure after over 50,000 new coronavirus cases were registered for the fifth consecutive day. More than 40,000 people recovered from coronavirus in last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 11,86,203.
There are 5,79,357 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country presently while the recovery rate among COVID-19 patients has gone up to 65.76%.
771 patients succumbed to coronavirus infection in past 24 hours, taking the overall death toll to 38135.
According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 2,02,02,858 samples have been tested up to August 2 with 3,81,027 samples being tested on Sunday.
"Coordinated implementation of COVID-19 management strategy by the Union and State/UT governments and selfless sacrifice of all frontline health and other workers and COVID-19 warriors across sectors have ensured that the recoveries are continuously on the rise," the Health Ministry said in a statement.