Cases dip below 55,000, recovery rate rises

NEW DELHI, Aug 11: Fresh Coronavirus infections in India dipped below 55,000 in a single day today after the country recorded over 60,000 cases daily for four days on the trot, according to the Union Health Ministry data.
With the new cases, India’s COVID-19 tally rose to 22.68 lakh.
The recoveries have surged to 15,83,489, pushing the recovery rate to 69.80 per cent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate dropped below 2 per cent and was recorded at 1.99 per cent as on date, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The total Coronavirus cases have increased to 22,68,675 with 53,601 new infections being reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 45,257 with 871 fatalities being reported in a span of 24 hours, it stated.
India had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7. There are 6,39,929 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country presently which comprise 28.21 per cent of the total caseload in the country. (PTI)