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Coronavirus: India reports 55,079 new cases in 24 hours

India reported a spike of 55,079 cases as the coronavirus tally in the country crossed the 27-lakh mark
 

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New Delhi, First Published Aug 18, 2020, 10:37 AM IST
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New Delhi: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in the last 24 hours, coronavirus cases saw a spike with 55,079 cases. The COVID-19 tally rose to 27,02,743 including 6,73,166 active cases.

19,77,780 patients were discharged/migrated and 51,797 deaths have been reported so far, the ministry stated.

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The Ministry added that India conducted more than 8 lakh tests in 24 hours.

"Even with such a high level of testing, the positivity has remained low, 8.81% compared to the weekly national average, 8.84%," it said in a tweet.

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The Ministry of Health on Tuesday said that focused implementation of Centre-led strategies has ensured prompt identification, timely isolation, and effective clinical treatment, leading to reduced Case Fatality Rate. 30 states and Union Territories performed better than the national average.

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