India, on Monday, registered 52,972 positive cases of coronavirus and 771 deaths in the last 24 hours. With this, India's case tally has risen to 18 lakh. According to the health ministry data at 8 am, the country has 5,79,357 active cases and 38,135 deaths. So far, 11,86,203 people have got cured of the virus.
Yesterday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah tested positive for coronavirus. He has been admitted at Gurugram’s Medanta Hospital. Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit also tested positive for Covid-19.
Meanwhile, ICMR stated that COVID-19 tests have crossed 2 crore.
"Coordinated implementation of COVID-19 management strategy by the Union and State/UT governments and selfless sacrifice of all frontline health and other workers and COVID-19 warriors across sectors have ensured that the recoveries are continuously on the rise," the Health Ministry said in a statement.
The gap between the recoveries and the active cases has seen a steady rise. On 10th June 2020, for the first time, the total number of recovered patients exceeded the active cases with a difference of 1,573. This has now increased to 6,06,846.
Globally, coronavirus cases has reached 1.80 crore while death toll has gone up to 6.88 lakh. India has the third highest number of coronavirus cases in the world.
The pandemic is now adding a million infections every four days across the world, prompting more lockdowns.
Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally has increased to 4,41,228 with 9,509 fresh cases. The state's fatalities are up by 260 to 15,576. Uttar Pradesh coronavirus tally has reached 92,921 with 3,853 more cases. The state has recorded 1,730 fatalities till now.
National capital Delhi has recorded 961 fresh coronavirus cases. Its tally has risen to 1,37,677. Besides, Delhi has started monthly serological survey. The ongoing survey will finish by August 7.
In West Bengal, coronavirus tally has climbed to 75,516. The state reported 2,739 fresh cases and 49 deaths since yesterday morning.
With 1,101 new cases, coronavirus case tally in Gujarat reached 63,575. The death toll has risen to 2,487.
With 8,555 fresh COVID-19 cases, Andhra Pradesh's case tally has risen to 1,58,764. However, a total of 6,272 patients have recovered in the state.