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COVID-19 HIGHLIGHTS | Kerala virus tally inches towards 60000 cases

India's COVID-19 caseload mounted to 31,06,348, while the death toll climbed to 57,542 with 836 fatalities being reported in a span of 24-hours, the data showed.

Published: 24th August 2020 08:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th August 2020 08:05 AM   |  A+A-

A health worker inside a mobile lab takes nasal swab sample for a COVID- 19 antigen test.

A health worker inside a mobile lab takes nasal swab sample for a COVID- 19 antigen test. (Photo | AP)

By Online Desk

A single-day spike of 61,408 COVID-19 cases took India's virus caseload past the 31-lakh mark on Monday, a day after it crossed 30 lakh, while recoveries surged to 23,38,035 pushing the recovery rate to over 75 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

India's COVID-19 caseload mounted to 31,06,348, while the death toll climbed to 57,542 with 836 fatalities being reported in a span of 24-hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The COVID-19 case fatality rate has declined to 1.85 per cent, while the recovery rate has risen to 75.27 per cent.

There are 7,10,771 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 22.88 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7.

According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 3,59,02,137 samples have been tested up to August 23  with 6,09,917 samples being tested on Sunday.


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