August 18: India registered 55,079 new positive cases and 57,937 negative cases

During the past 24 hours, a total of 55,079 fresh Covid cases were reported in India. With last day’s figure, India’s Covid tally stands 27,02,743 to its credit. On the other hand, the number of people, who have recovered from the pandemic stands at 57,937. The country has registered 876 new deaths during the last 24 hours. With this, the pandemic has claimed a total of 51,797 lives from India so far. Ministry of Health informs that the active cases in India stands at 6,73,166, whereas a total of 19,77,780 got cured/discharged/migrated.

The recovery rate of the country stands at 73.17%, giving a strong positive note to the country’s fight against Covid 19. ICMR statistics show that the country has tested a 8,99,64 samples last day. Till date, India has tested a total of 3,09,41,264. India is the only country to have crossed 30 million mark, (excluding the figures from China) in terms of samples being tested.