A spike of 63,489 COVID-19 cases and 944 deaths reported in India in the last 24 hours.
The COVID-19 tally in the country rises to 25,89,682 including 6,77,444 active cases, 18,62,258 discharged and 49,980 deaths, says ministry of health and family welfare. The ministry also said in a tweet that ‘India has one of the lowest COVID-19 mortality globally’.
‘With a sharply falling Case Fatality Rate below 2 per cent, India has one of the lowest COVID-19 mortality globally. USA crossed 50,000 deaths in 23 days, Brazil in 95 days and Mexico in 141 days. India took 156 days,’ the ministry said.
Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research says 2,93,09,703 samples have been tested up to August 15 for COVID-19. Of these, 7,46,608 samples were tested yesterday,’ the ICMR said.