Coronavirus: India registers over 64,000 fresh COVID-19 cases, recovery rate improves to 71.17%

First Published 14, Aug 2020, 11:39 AM

India has recorded over 64,000 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking its total to 24,61,190

<p>India's COVID-19 caseload surpassed the 24-lakh mark on Friday (August 14) after 64,553 people tested positive in a day, and the recoveries rose to over 17 lakh, the health ministry said.</p>

India's COVID-19 caseload surpassed the 24-lakh mark on Friday (August 14) after 64,553 people tested positive in a day, and the recoveries rose to over 17 lakh, the health ministry said.

<p>With 17,51,555 people defeating the disease, the recovery rate has surged to 71.17%. The caseload increased to 24,61,190, while the death toll climbed to 48,040 with 1,007 people succumbing to the disease in 24 hours, the ministry data updated at 8 am showed.<br />
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With 17,51,555 people defeating the disease, the recovery rate has surged to 71.17%. The caseload increased to 24,61,190, while the death toll climbed to 48,040 with 1,007 people succumbing to the disease in 24 hours, the ministry data updated at 8 am showed.
 

<p>The fatality rate has declined to 1.95%. There are more than 6.60 lakh active cases, which is 26.88% of the total cases.</p>

The fatality rate has declined to 1.95%. There are more than 6.60 lakh active cases, which is 26.88% of the total cases.

<p>India had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7. The five most affected Indian states by total tally of cases are Maharashtra (560,126), Tamil Nadu (314,520), Andhra Pradesh (264,000), Karnataka (196,494), and Delhi (1,49,460).</p>

India had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7. The five most affected Indian states by total tally of cases are Maharashtra (560,126), Tamil Nadu (314,520), Andhra Pradesh (264,000), Karnataka (196,494), and Delhi (1,49,460).

<p>Coronavirus tally in West Bengal has crossed the 100,000-mark with 2,931 new infections. Mumbai, India's financial capital, now has more COVID cases than Canada.</p>

Coronavirus tally in West Bengal has crossed the 100,000-mark with 2,931 new infections. Mumbai, India's financial capital, now has more COVID cases than Canada.

<p>Meanwhile, with 1,40,709 coronavirus cases, Uttar Pradesh is catching up with Delhi, which at present is the fifth worst-hit state in India.</p>

Meanwhile, with 1,40,709 coronavirus cases, Uttar Pradesh is catching up with Delhi, which at present is the fifth worst-hit state in India.

<p>According to ICMR, more than 2.76 crore samples have been tested, with 8,48,728 being tested on Thursday, the highest in a day.</p>

According to ICMR, more than 2.76 crore samples have been tested, with 8,48,728 being tested on Thursday, the highest in a day.

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