India records over 50000 Covid-19 cases for seventh straight day

Covid-19 LIVE India's case fatality rate lowest since first lockdown says govt

A total of 2,02,02,858 samples have been tested so far, of which 3,81,027 were tested in the last 24 hours.

On Monday, Tripura state's chief minister, Biplab Deb, and India's Law and Justice Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, also went into isolation.

With 52,050 new coronavirus (Covid-19) cases and 803 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's overall caseload stood at 18,55,745 while the total fatalities increased to 38,938, data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare revealed on Tuesday.

According to reports, the COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 65.77 per cent in the country, while the fatality rate is at 2.11 per cent. India continues to improve the Case Fatality Rate (CFR), and maintains its global position of having one of the lowest COVID-19 fatalities rates. As many as 40,307 people recovered from COVID-19 in a day, according to the data.

The Secretary said, 28 states and UTs have a COVID-19 positivity rate of less than 10 per cent, while India's positivity rate as on date is 8.89 per cent. In the last 24 hours, 6,61,892 samples have been tested. With this, India today crossed the 19-lakh mark for cases.

States are free to impose their own restrictions and till July 24 at least 14 of them had announced localised lockdowns to tackle the spread of the virus.

"With India unlocking, the worst seems to be over for the economy as high-frequency indicators recovered in June 2020 from unprecedented troughs in April; however, risks on account of rising COVID-19 cases and intermittent State lockdowns remain", it said. The highest growth in active cases in July was seen in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Jharkhand, which experienced a second major wave of infections.

"The number of active cases in the country right now is 567,730", reads the information.

Ulhasnagar reported 44 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, and with that, the total number of positive cases in the region has surged to 6,988.