Covid-19: India Records Single Day Rise of Over 38K New Infections, 448 More Deaths
A health worker collects a swab sample from a resident to test for the Covid-19 coronavirus at a sample collection centre in Hyderabad. (Image: AFP/File)
India's COVID-19 caseload rose to85,91,730with 38,073 infections being reported in a day, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 79,59,406 pushing the national recovery rate to 92.64 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday. The coronavirus death toll climbed to 1,27,059 with 448 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
There are5,05,265active cases of coronavirus infection in the country as on date which comprise 5.88 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated. India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7,30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5.
It went past50 lakh on September 16,60 lakh on September 28,70 lakh on October 11 and crossed 80 lakh on October 29. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 11,96,15,857samples have been tested up to November 9 with10,43,665 samples tested on Monday.