With 69,921 people testing positive for coronavirus infection, India's Covid-19 tally mounted to 36,91,166, while recoveries surged to 28,39,882 on Tuesday pushing the recovery rate to 76.94 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The death toll climbed to 65,288 with 819 new fatalities being reported in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The Covid-19 case fatality rate has further declined to 1.77 per cent. There are 7,85,996 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 21.29 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.
On Monday, 10.16 lakh samples were tested, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said. Over 4.33 crore samples have so far been tested.
The average daily recovered cases (week wise) have grown four times from 15,000 in the first week of July to 61,700 in the last week of August.
"Average daily recovered cases (week wise) have grown 4 times from 15,000 in 1st week of July to 61,700 in last week of August," the MoHFW tweeted.
#CoronaVirusUpdates:— #IndiaFightsCorona (@COVIDNewsByMIB) September 1, 2020
📍Total #COVID19 Cases in India (as on September 01, 2020)
▶️76.94% Cured/Discharged/Migrated (28,39,882)
▶️21.29% Active cases (7,85,996)
▶️1.77% Deaths (65,288)
Total COVID-19 confirmed cases = Cured/Discharged/Migrated+Active cases+Deaths#StaySafe pic.twitter.com/PhnlwNgMrn
"The steep rise in #COVID19 Recoveries indicates that India's collaborative, graded and evolving response strategy has borne results," the ministry said in another tweet.
India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 and went past 30 lakh on August 23.