Coronavirus cases in India crossed the 75-lakh mark on Monday as the country reported 55, 722 fresh covid-19 infections in the past 24 hours.
In a single day, 579 coronavirus positive patients succumbed to the Covid-19 infection, according to the Health Ministry data.
India stood second behind the United States in terms of total cases of coronavirus. The country tops in terms of the number of recovered cases and third in terms of fatalities globally behind the US and Brazil.
India’s total Covid-19 tally has climbed to 75,50,273. India has also seen a dip of 11,256 in its active cases since Sunday. As of Monday morning, there are 7,72,055 active cases of coronavirus in India. So far, 66,63,608 have recovered from the infection and 1,14,610 people have died from the coronavirus.
Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka have reported the highest number of cases. However, infections are rising rapidly in states like Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Yet, India’s recovery rate continues to rise and now stands at 88 percent.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has said that 9,50,83,976 samples were tested for COVID-19 in the country till yesterday (October 18). Of these, 8,59,786 were tested on Sunday (October 18).