NEW DELHI: The total number of cases has increased to 22,15,074 after a single-day spike of 62,064 cases in India.
Not only did the country report over 60,000 cases for the fourth straight day, it has also reported over 1,000 deaths for the third time.
Meanwhile, coronavirus death toll in the country has surged to 44,386 and 6,34,945 cases are currently active.
India’s coronavirus recoveries reached 15,35,743 after a record 54,859 recoveries in the last 24 hours.
“Infection still remains concentrated in 10 states that contribute more than 80% of the new cases”, says the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
As many as 4,77,023 samples were tested on August 9.
Covid-19 has infected 1.97 crore people in the world, according to Johns Hopkins University. The worldwide toll rose to 7,29,692. More than 1.20 crore people have recovered.