There are 485,114 active cases of Covid-19 and 32,771 people have succumbed to the viral disease till date.
India added a record 49,931 fresh cases of the coronavirus disease and 708 deaths between Sunday and Monday morning, pushing the tally to more than 14 lakh, according to the Union health ministry.
It took just two days for the country’s tally to reach 14,35,453—there were 13,36,861 Covid-19 cases on July 25.
The health ministry’s dashboard showed there are 485,114 active cases of Covid-19 and 32,771 people have succumbed to the viral disease till date. The gap between active and recovered cases has widened to 432,453 now.
India has tested over 1.68 crore samples so far. The highest number of samples – 5,15,472 – were tested on July 26. It took just two days for the country’s tally to reach the 14 lakh mark from 13,36,861 Covid-19 cases on July 25.
The recovery rate of patients of the coronavirus disease went slightly up to 63.92% from Sunday’s 63.91% after 31,991 people were discharged from hospitals across the country. So far, 9.1 patients have recovered from Covid-19.
The surge in numbers came a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said people need to remain “extra vigilant” as the threat posed by the outbreak persists.
PM Modi said, while addressing his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat, India’s recovery rate is higher than that of other countries and its fatalities lower, but the “hazards are far from over”. The PM also said it was important to practise social distancing and wear masks to fight the virus.