Over 54,000 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours; India’s count crosses 17 lakh-mark

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India has registered 54,736 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, according to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The total tally of COVID-19 infections in the country now stands at 17,50,724.

A total of 37,364 coronavirus patients have lost their lives.

There are 5,67,730 active cases while 11,45,629 people have been cured/discharged.

The recovery rate among the coronavirus patients stands at 64.53%.

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Sunday said a total of 1,98,21,831 samples have been tested up to August 1 of which 4,63,172 samples were tested yesterday.