Millennium Post Delhi|July 08, 2020
NEW DELHI: As the COVID19 tally crosses 7 lakh-mark, the Union Health ministry on Tuesday claimed that India has one of lowest COVID-19 cases per million in the world and recovered cases nearly 4.4 lakh which exceed active cases by more than 1.8 lakh as the national recovery rate crosses 61 per cent. However, fatalities in India have crossed 20,000mark and currently, it stands at 20,160 after 467 new deaths being reported in the last 24 hours.
With 22,252 fresh infections reported by the states on Tuesday, the total tally climbed to 7,19,665 while total recovery count stands at 4,39,948 after 15,515 new patients were cured in the last 24 hours.
Notably, the country has recorded over 20,000 cases of the infection for the fifth day in a row and the recovery rate has improved to 61.13 per cent while a mortality rate of as low as 2.78 per cent has been reported.
Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has tested a total of 1,02,11,092 samples, including 2,40,430 being tested in the last 24 hours. The testing facilities have been ramped up to 1,115.
Of the 467 deaths, 204 are from Maharashtra, 61 from Tamil Nadu, 48 from Delhi, 29 from Karnataka, 24 from Uttar Pradesh among others.
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July 08, 2020