Over 12 lakh cured of COVID in India; recovery rate jumps to 66%
India crossed the 12-lakh mark in the number of recoveries on Monday (August 03), increasing the recovery rate to 66 per cent. As of 9.30 pm, the country had witnessed 18,33,922 cases, while the death toll increased to 38,532, with as many as 29,079 fresh cases and 367 new deaths.
A total of 12,10,318 people have been cured of the coronavirus infection and 5,84,634 cases are active in the country. On Monday alone, 22,948 people recovered from COVID-19. India also crossed the 2-crore mark in the number of samples tested for COVID-19. As many as 2,02,02,858 samples have been tested so far.
Maharashtra’s COVID-19 tally increased to 4,50,196 with the addition of 8,968 fresh cases, while more than 260 patients succumbed to the infection, the state health department said. With 266 fresh deaths, the fatality count increased to 15,842. The state also saw the discharge of 10,221 patients, upping the count of recovered cases to 2,87,030.
The COVID-19 surge continued in Andhra Pradesh with the addition of 7,822 fresh cases on Monday, taking the tally to 1,66,586. While 5,786 patients had recovered and been discharged from hospitals across the state, another 63 succumbed to the pandemic in the last 24 hours, a government bulletin.
Maintaining its robust recovery of COVID-19 patients, Tamil Nadu on Monday saw the cumulative discharges crossing the two lakh milestone while the daily deaths breached the 100 mark for the first time. The state recorded 5,609 fresh cases, taking the overall infection count to 2,63,222, a health department bulletin said.
Karnataka’s COVID-19 daily count dropped below the 5,000 mark for the first time in 10 days on Monday, while it reported 98 fresh deaths, taking the toll to 2,594. The state recorded 4,752 cases taking the total number of infections to 1,39,571, while 4,776 patients were discharged after recovery.
The count of novel coronavirus cases inched closer to 60,000-mark in Bihar with 2297 fresh infections reported in the last 24 hours, while 14 casualties during the period raised the COVID-19 death toll to 336, the state health department said. Patna continued to report the biggest daily hikes for the state with an overall aggregate of 59,567.
The number of single-day COVID-19 fatalities in West Bengal crossed 50-mark on Monday after 53 people succumbed to the disease, taking the death toll to 1,731, the health department said. The states coronavirus caseload also mounted to 78,232 after the highest one-day spike of 2,716 fresh cases was reported from different districts.
Gujarat reported 1,009 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking its tally to 64,684, while the death toll crossed the 2,500-mark, the state health department said. With 22 COVID-19 patients dying in the last 24 hours, statewide fatalities rose to 2,509, it said. The number of recovered cases in Gujarat rose to 47,561.
Delhi registered 805 more novel coronavirus cases, taking the tally to over 1.38 lakh on Monday, while the toll rose to 4,021 with 17 more deaths, authorities said. The three-figure count for the new COVID-19 cases was recorded on a day when the number of tests conducted was 10,133, according to a bulletin.
In a major relaxation in the lockdown norms, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday said all shops in the city are allowed to remain open all days from August 5 irrespective of the odd-even rule. In a circular, the civic body also allowed the counter sale of liquor in Mumbai with proper social distancing norms.
The West Bengal government on Monday changed for the second time the dates for the complete lockdown in the state to check the spread of COVID-19. As per the new changes the lockdown will be enforced on August 20 and 21 and August 27 and 28, instead of August 16, 17, 23 and 24 as announced earlier.
With 3,81,027 samples tested in the last 24 hours, the number of Test Per Million (TPM) has increased to 14,640. While the country’s TPM has demonstrated a steady upward trend indicating the growing testing network, 24 states and Union Territories have reported higher testing per million than the national average.
(With inputs from agencies)