Coronavirus: India registers over 64,000 fresh COVID-19 cases, recovery rate improves to 71.17%
India has recorded over 64,000 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking its total to 24,61,190
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.