COVID-19: Cases cross 3.5 million in India with 69,921 new cases

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New Delhi, India Published: Sep 01, 2020, 10:20 AM(IST)

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The COVID-19 case fatality rate has further declined to 1.77 per cent

With 69,921 people testing positive for coronavirus infection, India's COVID-19 tally mounted to 3,691,166, while recoveries surged to 2,839,882 on Tuesday pushing the recovery rate to 76.94 per cent,according to the Union Health Ministry data.

The death toll climbed to 65,288 with 819 new fatalities being reported in a span of 24 hours,the data updated at 8 am showed.

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The COVID-19 case fatality rate has further declined to 1.77 per cent.

There are 785,996 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 21.29 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 and went past 30 lakh on August 23.

According tothe ICMR, a cumulative total of 43,324,834 samples have been tested up to August 31 with 1,016,920 samples being tested on Monday.

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