India adds 54,735 fresh COVID cases in one day, tally crosses 17-lakh mark

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Aug 02, 2020, 10.47 AM(IST)

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This is the fourth consecutive day that COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 50,000.

India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 17-lakh mark on Sunday, just two days after it went past 16 lakh, with 54,735 cases being reported in a day.

This is the fourth consecutive day that COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 50,000.

The total coronavirus cases surged to 17,50,723, while the death toll due to the COVID-19 climbed to?37,364 with 853 people succumbing to the disease in a day.

According to official data, the recoveries have mounted to 11,45,629, while there are 5,67,730 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country presently.

The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients has risen to 65.44 per cent, while the fatality rate has further dropped to 2.13 pc, the data stated.

The total number of confirmed cases also includes foreigners.

According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 1,98,21,831 samples have been tested up to August 1 with 4,63,172 samples being tested on Saturday.