New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 tally crossed the 17-lakh mark on Sunday, just two days after it went past 16 lakh, with 54,735 cases being reported in a day. Recoveries crossed the 11-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data.
The total coronavirus cases surged to 17,50,723, while the death toll reached 37,364 with 853 people succumbing to the disease in a day.
The recoveries have mounted to 11,45,629, while there are 5,67,730 active cases currently in the country.
The recovery rate for COVID-19 patients has risen to 65.44 per cent, while the fatality rate has further dropped to 2.13 pc, the data stated.
The total number of confirmed cases also includes foreigners.
This is the fourth consecutive day that COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 50,000
According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 1,98,21,831 samples have been tested up to August 1 with 4,63,172 samples being tested on Saturday.