Mortality rate declines to 1.89%. India's recovery tally crosses 21-lakh
Michael (The Jaihind Express Web Desk)
The recovery rate in the country is now 74.30 per cent, as per data from the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. On the other hand, the fatality rate has declined to 1.89 per cent.
On Thursday, 62,282 more people defeated the virus recovered from it, pushing the total number of recoveries to 21,58,946. The coronavirus cases in the country now stand at 29,05,824. The total cases are inclusive of 6,92,028 active cases and 21,58,947 patients who have been cured/discharged or have migrated.
India crossed the 29 lakh cases in over 200 days since the emergence of the first case on January 30. On July 17, the country had registered 10 lakh cases, which then doubled to 20 lakh in 20 days on August 7. While more than nine lakh cases were added in just 14 days.
Maharashtra - the worst affected state - has a total of 1,62,806 active cases and 21,359 deaths due to COVID-19.Tamil Nadu has a total of 53,283 active cases and 6,239 deaths while Andhra Pradesh has a total of 87,177 active cases and 3,001 deaths.
The total number of samples tested up to 20th August is 3,34,67,237 including 8,05,985 samples tested yesterday, said the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Friday.
With input from agencies