This is the ninth consecutive day that saw COVID-19 cases increasing by more than 50,000
India’s COVID-19 tally soared past 20 lakh after registering over 60,000 cases in 24 hours for the first time on Friday, Aug 7. The number of recoveries moved to 13.78 lakh: Union Health Ministry data. In 110 days, COVID-19 cases reached one lakh. Post that, the escalation progressed smoothly- 21 days more to go past 20 lakh.
The death toll climbed to 41,585 with 886 people dying in 24 hours, as per data. Simultaneously, 13,78,105 patients recovered from the disease on Friday taking the recovery rate to 67.98 per cent. There are 6,07,384 active Coronavirus cases presently in India.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative 2,27,88,393 samples have been tested for coronavirus infection up to August 6 with 6,39,042 being tested on Thursday.