New Delhi: With 52,972 new Coronavirus cases being reported, India’s infection rate crossed 18-lakh mark.
According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 38,135 with 771 people succumbing to the disease in a day.
The total coronavirus cases surged to 18,03,695. There are 5,79,357 active cases of Coronavirus infection in the country at present while the recoveries have increased to 11,86,203.
The number of COVID-19 tests carried out in India has also crossed the 2 crore- mark, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
This is the fifth consecutive day that COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 50,000 in the country. India”s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 17-lakh mark on Sunday.
According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 2,02,02,858 samples have been tested up to 2 August with 3,81,027 samples being tested on Sunday.