Over 57000 new coronavirus cases registered in one day
New Delhi : India on Saturday reported another record high in number of new coronavirus cases; over 57000 new Covid-19 infections were reported in one day. The total number of positive coronavirus cases now stands at 16,95,988.
In a worrying development, India also registered 764 deaths from Covid-19 in one day. The total number of fatalities due to coronavirus now stands at 36,511.
Talking about recoveries, more than 10.94 lakh patients have recovered from the coronavirus. The recovery rate in India stands at 64.52 per cent.
Earlier, ICMR had announced that more than 19 million samples have been tested till July 31. And those who have tested positive for coronavirus compiles to only 8.57 per cent.
While India crossed its first 1 lakh mark in 110 days, the country is now registering 1 lakh new cases in less than 2 days. The first case of coronavirus was registered in Kerala on January 30.
India cannot count on herd immunity to stop the coronavirus pandemic given its demography and scale, the Health Ministry said on Thursday, adding that the country will have to rely on a vaccine to fully beat COVID-19.