65 pc of total cases in July alone

New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 tally of cases went past 17 lakh on Saturday evening, of which 11.1 lakh were reported in July alone thus accounting for about 65.48 per cent of the total instances of the viral infection reported in the country so far. While around 7.32 lakh new cases were registered between July 15 and 31, the past month also saw 19,111 lives lost due to the disease, which is around 52.34 per cent of the total 36,511 deaths recorded so far.
According to Union health ministry data updated at 8 am on Saturday, the country recorded 57,118 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours taking the tally to 16,95,988, while the death toll increased to 36,511 with 764 people succumbing to the disease during the same period. At the same time, the number of recoveries too surged to 10,94,374. This was the third consecutive day that COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 50,000.
However, by the evening, a PTI tally of figures showed that India’s COVID-19 count has crossed the 17-lakh mark and the number of recoveries has gone past 11 lakh. The tally has been compiled with information provided by respective states and union territories.
The health ministry had in the morning reported that there are 5,65,103 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country. The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients was recorded at 64.53 per cent, while the fatality rate had further dropped to 2.15 per cent, the data showed.
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. (PTI)

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