India's coronavirus count crossed the 17-lakh mark on Sunday morning after 54,735 new cases were reported in 24 hours.
At 3.6 per cent, India's rate of increase in cases is more than double than the 1.6 per cent in USA and significantly higher than Brazil's 2.3 per cent - the only two countries with a higher caseload.
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The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients was recorded at 64.47 per cent, while the fatality rate further dropped to 2.15 per cent, the COVID-19 India tracker showed.
The number of COVID-19 sample testing labs has increased to 1321 including 414 private labs.
In Assam, the coronavirus cases crossed the 40,000 mark on Friday with 1,862 more people, including a nine-day-old baby, testing positive, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.More news: Pandemic effects could be felt for 'decades to come': World Health Organization chief
With 36,569 patients discharged in 24 hours, the total number of recoveries has jumped to 10,94,374 on Saturday and exceed active COVID-19 cases by 5,29,271. There have been 7.32 lakh new cases of infection in the country between 15 and 31 July last month. Foreign citizens are also involved in total cases of infection.
According to John Hopkins University, there are now more than 17.5 million cases reported around the globe, as well as more than 679,000 deaths. Chhattisgarh has registered 55 deaths, Puducherry 51, Goa 48, Tripura 23, Chandigarh 18, Himachal Pradesh 14, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Ladakh seven each, Manipur six, Meghalaya and Nagaland five each, Arunachal Pradesh three, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu two and Sikkim one. During this time 853 people have died. The ministry said that our data is being recalculated with ICMR data.More news: Maryland extends unemployment benefits by 13 weeks