India's COVID-19 cases surpass 1.7 million

India sees daily record of 52,000 COVID-19 cases

The total number of patients infected with Coronavirus in the country has reached close to 1.7 million. The recovery rate stood at 64.52 per cent this morning.

As many as 60,580 samples were tested for the disease in the last 24 hours.Delhi reported 1,118 new COVID-19 cases, 1,201 recovered/discharged/migrated cases and 26 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Authorities have also attributed the mounting caseload to the influx of people from other states and countries since the government eased restrictions. More than 10.94 lakh patients have recovered.

At present, there are 567730 active cases in the country. The total number of confirmed cases also includes foreigners.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), cumulatively 1,93,58,659 samples have been tested up to July 31 with 5,25,689 of them on Friday.

On Friday, India had reported a single-day spike of 55,079 coronavirus cases and 779 deaths.

Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu which were once seeing an upward trend in the infection tally have now seen a reduction in the number of cases registered per day.

Maharashtra is the worst-affected by the pandemic with 4,31,719 cases, including 15,316 deaths as of Saturday, followed by Tamil Nadu, which has reported 2,51,738 infections and 4,034 deaths.

According to Health Ministry data, so far Kovid-19 to 674 people in Rajasthan, 519 in Telangana, 421 in Haryana, 386 in Punjab, 377 in Jammu and Kashmir, 296 in Bihar, 177 in Odisha, 106 in Assam, Assam. During this time 853 people have died. Till July 31, Manipur and Andaman and Nicobar Islands reported four deaths each and Sikkim one.

At least one person had began drinking the mixture of sanitizer, water, and soft drinks ten days before their death. The Health Ministry said that more than 70 percent of deaths were due to other serious illnesses.

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