New Delhi: With a single-day spike of 52,123 new coronavirus cases, India's COVID-19 tally on Thursday reached near 16 lakh while the death toll surged to 34,968 after the country reported 775 fatalities during the same period, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
According to the latest information available at the Union Health Ministry website, the number of coronavirus cases in India stands at 15,83,792, including 5,28,242 active cases.
The recovery rate in India is 64.43 per cent as 10,20,582 people have recovered from coronavirus and discharged from hospitals.
The recoveries on Tuesday is one of the highest ever recoveries in a single day. 32,553 COVID-19 patients were cured and discharged in the last 24 hours. The recovery rate stand at 64.51%. The gap between active patients and recovered patients has crossed 4 lakh and currently stands at 4,92,340.
More than four lakh Covid 19 tests were conducted in a single day on Tuesday. On 29th July, India tested a total of 4,46,642. With 4,46,642 samples tested in the last 24 hours, the cumulative testing stands at 1,81,90,382.
Around six in ten people living in some of India’s biggest slums have antibodies for the novel coronavirus indicating they’ve recovered from infection, in what appears to be one of the highest population immunity levels known worldwide.
The findings, from a July serological survey of 6,936 people across three suburbs in India’s financial center of Mumbai, may explain why a steep drop in infections is being seen among the closely-packed population, despite new cases accelerating overall in the hard-hit country.