Another big single-day jump of 24,248 COVID-19 cases took India’s tally close to the 7-lakh mark on Monday. The death toll due to the infection climbed to 19,693 with 425 new fatalities.
With this, the country has recorded over 20,000 cases of infection for the fourth consecutive day. The number of recoveries stands at 4,24,432. There are 2,53,287 active coronavirus cases in the country. The recovery rate is at 60.85 percent.
India went past Russia to become the third worst-hit nation by the Covid-19 pandemic. Only the US and Brazil are ahead of India in terms of total coronavirus infections.
It has seen eight times the number of cases as China that has a similar-sized population and is where the virus originated.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 99,69,662 samples were tested for the disease in the country till July 5.