Bhubaneswar: India’s COVID-19 count crossed the 1.5 million mark on Wednesday after adding nearly 50 thousand new cases in 24 hours. The number of active cases in the country has crossed 5 lakh but it is still half of the recovery cases.
As per the latest data released by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, India’s total cases rose to 1531669 by Wednesday morning. The total number includes 509447 active cases and 34193 deaths while 988029 people have been recovered from the viral infection.
The country reported record 48513 new cases and 768 deaths in the last 24 hours. With this India’s mortality rate has declined to 2.28 per cent while the recovery rate has improved further to 64.5 per cent.
India reported its first COVID-19 case on 30th January 2020 when a person from Kerala tested positive with the virus. The total number of cases crossed the 100-mark on March 15 and 1000-mark on 28 March. On 14th April India’s total cases crossed the 10000-mark and on May 7 total cases crossed the 50-thousand mark. Total cases crossed one lakh on 19th May and 5 lakh on June 27. 12 days after crossing the one million-mark on July 17, India’s tally crossed 1.5 million today.