Corona tally crosses 2 mn

India’s COVID-19 tally breached the 20-lakh mark today, while the recoveries surged to 13.70 lakh, according to data provided by the States and Union Territories.
According to Union Health Ministry figures updated at 8 am, the country saw a single-day spike of 56,282 infections, taking India’s COVID-19 caseload to 19,64,536, while the death toll due to the disease climbed to 40,699 with 904 new fatalities being reported in a 24-hour span.
However, a PTI tally showed India’s COVID-19 caseload at 20,19,930, death toll at 41,573 and recoveries at 13,70,347. The tally has been compiled as per information provided by the states and Union Territories.
The Health Ministry today said the total number of recoveries among COVID-19 patients in India has jumped to 13,28,336, pushing the recovery rate to 67.62 per cent, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 2.07 per cent.
The recoveries exceeded active cases of the coronavirus infection by 7,32,835, it stated.
There are 5,95,501 active cases of COVID-19 in the country, which as a percentage of the total cases has seen a “significant drop from 34.17 per cent on July 24 to 30.31 per cent as on date”, the ministry said.
This was the eighth consecutive day that COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 50,000. (PTI)