India registered 83,883 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, including 1,043 new deaths. The spike has taken the total tally to 38,53,406 confirmed cases, including total 8,15,538 active cases and 68,584 deaths, according to the Union Ministry of Health.
The number of recoveries in India surged to 29,70,492 as 68,584 cases were reported discharged from coronavirus treatment on Thursday.
The recovery rate stands at 76.98% while the fatality rate is at 1.76%. The active cases constitute 21.26% of the total coronavirus confirmed cases.
Meanwhile, India tested a record 11 lakh samples for coronavirus on Wednesday, according to Indian Council for Medical Research.
11,72,179 samples were tested for coronavirus in last 24 hours. The total number of samples tested so far are over 4 crore at 4,55,09,380.
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India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 and went past 30 lakh on August 23. “India witnesses an unprecedented surge in testing. Over 11,70,000 tests done in the last 24 hours. High levels of testing sustained over a period of time in widespread areas enable to diagnose cases early and facilitate seamless isolation and hospitalisation. This eventually leads to a low mortality rate," the Health Ministry said.
Meanwhile, India's Case Fatality Rate (CFR) stands at 1.76 per cent, one of the lowest globally while global CFR stands at 3.3 per cent. India is reporting 48 deaths/million population, also one of the lowest in the world while the global average is 110 deaths/million population, according to the Ministry of Health.