With nearly 50,000 new cases, India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 14 lakh mark


Bhubaneswar: With nearly 50 thousand new cases in 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 tally has crossed the 14 lakh mark on Monday.

As per the latest data released by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, India’s total cases rose to 1435453by Monday morning. The total number includes  485114 active cases and 32771 deaths while   917568 people have been recovered from the viral infection.

The country reported record 49931 new cases and 1129 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 per cent.

Maharastra has remained the worst affected state in the country as its total number of confirmed cases has crossed 3.75 lakh including 148905 active cases and 13656 deaths. Maharastra is followed by Tamilnadu and Delhi with 2.13 lakh and 1.30 confirmed cases.

Meanwhile, as many as 5,15,772  samples were tested in the last 24 hours out of which nearly 50 thousand samples were found to be positive. With this, the country has tested total 1,68,06,803 samples till 26th of July with a positivity rate of 8.5 per cent, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

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