August 21: India registered 68,898 new positive cases and 62,282 negative cases

During the past 24 hours, a total of 68,898 fresh Covid cases were reported in India. With last day’s figure, India’s Covid tally stands 29,05,824 to its credit. On the other hand, the number of people, who have recovered from the pandemic stands at 62,282. The country has registered 983 new deaths during the last 24 hours. With this, the pandemic has claimed a total of 54,849 lives from India so far. Ministry of Health informs that the active cases in India stands at 6,92,028, whereas a total of 21,58,947 got cured/discharged/migrated.

The recovery rate of the country stands at 74.29%, giving a strong positive note to the country’s fight against Covid 19. ICMR statistics show that the country has tested a 8,05,905 samples last day. Till date, India has tested a total of 3,34,67,237. India is the only country to have crossed 30 million mark, (excluding the figures from China) in terms of samples being tested.