India's active covid cases dip, recoveries shoot uptext_fields
New Delhi : Flattening the curve a bit, India on Tuesday reported 75,083 fresh covid cases, meaning 20,000 less than last week and recoveries also continue to stand at the highest.
However, the country crossed the 55 lakh-mark of total cases, Health Ministry data showed.
Now 9,75,861 active cases were getting treatment, while 44,97,867 have recovered, with 1,01,468 in the past 24 hours. 1,053 died taking the toll to 88,935 at the fatality rate of 1.60 per cent.
With a tally of 55,62,663 cases, India's recovery rate stands at 80.86 per cent, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data.
India is behind the US in the total number of coronavirus cases, and is number one in terms of global recoveries.
Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit with a total of 12,24,380 cases including 33,015 deaths; followed by Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.
India conducted 9,33,185 sample tests in a single day on Monday, taking the total samples tests so far to 6,53,25,779, show the data from the Indian Council of Medical Research.
With inputs from IANS