Bhubaneswar: Despite a prolonged lockdown and other government measures, COVID-19 has continued to wreak havoc in India as the tally crossed the 26 lakh mark including over 50000 deaths. The tally has crossed the 26 lakh mark almost 200 days after reporting its first cases.
As per the latest data released by the Ministry of Health & Family welfare, India’s total cases rose to 2647663 by Monday morning. The total number includes 676900 active cases and 50921 deaths while 1919842 people have been recovered from the viral infection.
The country reported record 57981 new cases and 941 deaths while as many as 57584 patients have cured in the last 24 hours.
With this India’s mortality rate has declined to 1.9 per cent while the recovery rate has improved further to 72 per cent.
Meanwhile, as many as 771697 samples were tested in the last 24 hours out of which over 57 thousand samples were found to be positive. With this, the country’s total number of tests has surpassed the 3 crore mark till 16th of August with a positivity rate of 8.81 per cent, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.
Global cases climb to 21.61 million
The Coronavirus has continued to wreak havoc in the world as total cases have climbed to 21.61 million including more than 7.74 lakh deaths as on Monday morning. The United States of America has remained the worst affected country in the world with 5.4 million cases and 1.7 lakh deaths. The USA is followed by Brazil with 3.3 million cases and 1.07 lakh deaths. India has remained at the 3rd spot in the list of worst-affected countries in the world.