New Delhi: India's COVID-19 tally increased to 25,89,682 with a single-day spike of 63,490 cases, while the total number of recoveries rose to 18,62,258 pushing the recovery rate to 71.91 per cent on Sunday, according to the Union Health Ministry data.
The death toll due to coronavirus infection climbed to 49,980 with 944 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.
India reports 63,489 new #COVID19 cases & 944 deaths in the last 24 hours.#COVID19 tally in the country rises to 25,89,682 including 6,77,444 active cases, 18,62,258 discharged & 49,980 deaths: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
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India has been reporting over 60,000 cases daily since August 7, barring August 11 when the country registered 53,601 new instances of the infection.
The case fatality rate has declined to 1.93 per cent.
There are 6,77,444 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country presently which comprise 26.16 per cent of the total caseload in the country.
India had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7.
According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 2,93,09,703 samples have been tested up to August 15 with 7,46,608 samples being tested on Saturday.