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COVID-19 case tally rises to 26.47 lakh; death toll crosses 50,000


PTI, Aug 17, 2020, 10:36 AM IST

New Delhi:  India”s COVID-19 tally rose to 26,47,663 on Monday, August 17 with a single-day spike of 57,981 infections, while the death toll crossed the 50,000 marks with 941 fresh fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

The recoveries surged to 19,19,842, pushing the recovery rate to 72.51 percent, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The total number of tests for detection of COVID-19 also crossed the three crore mark in India, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research data.

The death toll due to coronavirus infection climbed to 50,921 with 941 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours.

The case fatality rate has declined to 1.92 percent.

There are 6,76,900 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country.

According to ICMR, a total of 3,00,41,400 samples have been tested up to August 16 with 7,31,697 samples being tested on Sunday.

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