India tally races past 15-L mark

TNN Bureau. Updated: 7/29/2020 11:08:49 AM Front Page

NEW DELHI: India's COVID-19 tally raced past the 15 lakh mark on Tuesday, according to the data from the states and union territories.

The Union health ministry figures updated at 8 AM showed a single-day jump of 47,703 pushing the total number of cases to 14,83,156, while the death toll climbed to 33,425 with 654 more people succumbing to the disease.

Recoveries surged to 9,52,743 pushing the recovery rate to 64.24 per cent while the active cases were recorded at 4,96,988.

However, a tally showed India's COVID-19 caseload at 15,28,516; death toll at 34,180; and recoveries at 9,84,516. The tally has been compiled as per information provided by respective states and union territories.

According to the ministry data updated at 8 AM, the recovery rate among COVID-19 patients is 64.24 per cent while the fatality-rate has declined to 2.25 per cent. The total number of confirmed cases also includes foreigners. This is the sixth consecutive day that COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 45,000.

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