Added on : 2020-08-01 14:33:28
India's COVID-19 tally has breached the 17-lakh mark. As per the COVID-19 India tracker at 12 pm, India has 17,01,307 cases of coronavirus. The unwanted milestone was reached on a day when India recorded an unprecedented single-day increase of 57,118 cases. The recoveries, meanwhile, stood at 10,96,893, according to the COVID-19 data tracker.
The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 36,583 with 764 people succumbing to the disease on Saturday, the COVID-19 India tracker at 12 pm showed. At present, there are 5,67,405 active cases in the country.
The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients was recorded at 64.47 per cent, while the fatality rate further dropped to 2.15 per cent, the COVID-19 India tracker stated.
Notably, COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 50,000 for the third consecutive day.