Coronavirus: India’s COVID-19 caseload crosses 30-lakh mark

First Published 23, Aug 2020, 10:58 AM

With 69,239 fresh cases reported in the last 24 hours, the coronavirus tally in India crossed the 30-lakh mark. As many as 912 deaths pushed the casualties in the country to 56,706.

<p>India's COVID-19 tally sprinted past the 30-lakh mark, just 16 days after it crossed 20 lakh, while 22,80,566 people have recuperated in the country so far pushing the recovery rate to 74.90%, according to the Union health ministry data.</p>

India's COVID-19 tally sprinted past the 30-lakh mark, just 16 days after it crossed 20 lakh, while 22,80,566 people have recuperated in the country so far pushing the recovery rate to 74.90%, according to the Union health ministry data.

<p>With a single-day spike of 69,239 infections, the country's COVID-19 caseload mounted to 30,44,940, while the death toll climbed to 56,706 with 912 fatalities being reported in a span of 24-hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.</p>

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With a single-day spike of 69,239 infections, the country's COVID-19 caseload mounted to 30,44,940, while the death toll climbed to 56,706 with 912 fatalities being reported in a span of 24-hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.

 

<p>The COVID-19 case fatality rate has declined to 1.86%.</p>

The COVID-19 case fatality rate has declined to 1.86%.

<p>There are 7,07,668 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 23.24% of the total caseload, the data stated.</p>

There are 7,07,668 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 23.24% of the total caseload, the data stated.

<p>Maharashtra is the worst-hit state in the country with over 4.6 lakh cases, followed by Tamil Nadu (3.1 lakh cases) and Andhra Pradesh (2.35 lakh cases).</p>

Maharashtra is the worst-hit state in the country with over 4.6 lakh cases, followed by Tamil Nadu (3.1 lakh cases) and Andhra Pradesh (2.35 lakh cases).

<p>India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7.</p>

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7.

<p>According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 3,52,92,220 samples have been tested up to August 22, with 8,01,147 samples being tested on Saturday.</p>

According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 3,52,92,220 samples have been tested up to August 22, with 8,01,147 samples being tested on Saturday.

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