62,064 more Coronavirus cases in India, recoveries cross 15 lakh-mark
Coronavirus cases in India: India registered 62,064 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours while the total recoveries crossed 15 lakh mark.
According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), 1,007 new deaths were reported in the country and the cumulative toll reached 44,386.
The country's Covid-19 count has risen to 22,15,075 including 6,34,945 active cases, 15,35,744 cured/discharged/migrated.
Active coronavirus cases in worst-hit Maharashtra have now reached 1,45,865.
Taking to Twitter, the Union Health Ministry informed that India's Covid-19 recoveries cross the historic peak of 1.5 million and the infection is now concentrated in 10 States that contribute more than 80 per cent of the new cases.
"India's #Covid19 recoveries cross the historic peak of 1.5 million. Recovery of more than 15 lakh has been made possible because of the policy of TESTING aggressively, TRACKING comprehensively & TREATING efficiently. Better ambulance services, focus on Standard of Care & use of non-invasive oxygen have given desired results," MoHFW tweeted.
"#Covid19 infection still remains concentrated in 10 States that contribute more than 80% of the new cases," the ministry tweeted.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 4,77,023 samples were tested on August 9 while over 2.45 crore samples have been tested so far.