With 57,117 people testing positive for coronavirus in a day, India’s COVID-19 tally neared 17 lakh mark today, while the recoveries jumped to 10,94,374.
The country’s death toll rose to 36,511 with 764 fatalities being recorded in a day. The fatality from covid currently stands at 2.18% in India as compared to global average of about 4%.
The country also witnessed 764 COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said.
The total fatalities due to the virus now stand at 36,511. The country’s Covid tally had crossed the 16 lakh-mark on Friday, just three days after crossing the 15 lakh infections.
More than 10.94 lakh patients have recovered; the recovery rate stood at 64.52 per cent this morning.