Record single-day spike of 69,874 infections pushes India’s coronavirus tally to 29.75 lakh


New Delhi, August 22

With a report spike of 69,874 infections in a day, India’s Covid-19 tally elevated to 29,75,701, whereas the recoveries rose to 22,22,577 pushing the restoration fee to 74.69 per cent on Saturday, based on the Union well being ministry information.

The loss of life toll climbed to 55,794 with 945 fatalities being reported in a span of 24 hours, the information up to date at eight am confirmed.

The Covid-19 case fatality fee has declined to 1.87 per cent, it stated.

Also learn: India crosses essential milestone of testing over 10 lakh individuals in a day

There are 6,97,330 lively instances of coronavirus an infection within the nation which includes 23.43 per cent of the whole caseload, the information acknowledged.

India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7.

A cumulative complete of three,44,91,073 samples have been examined as much as August 21 with 10,23,836 samples being examined on Friday, the best completed in a day up to now, Lokesh Sharma, scientist and media coordinator at ICMR, stated. PTI



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