India’s COVID-19 caseload rises to 14.83L with 47,703 new infections

As many as 654 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, while the recovery rate stood at 64.24%

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This is the sixth consecutive day that COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 45,000. Photo: PTI

With a single-day increase of 47,703 COVID-19 cases, India’s virus tally mounted to 14,83,156 on Tuesday (July 28), while the recoveries surged to 9,52,743, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

The country’s death toll due to the virus rose to 33,425 with 654 deaths being reported in a 24-hour span, the data updated at 8 am showed. There are 4,96,988 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country presently.

According to the data, the recovery rate among COVID-19 patients is 64.24 per cent, while the fatality-rate is 2.25 per cent. The total number of confirmed cases also includes foreigners. This is the sixth consecutive day that COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 45,000.

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