India scaled a new high by testing over 8.3 lakh samples in last 24 hours, the highest tested for Covid-19 in a day so far, even as new cases continued to increase registering a record single-day surge of 66,999 cases. The government maintained that increasing number of positive cases should be seen in tandem with the positivity rate and recovery of patients.
The case fatality rate in the country has declined to 1.96 per cent. There are 6,53,622 active COVID-19 cases in the country presently, which accounts for 27.27 per cent of its total caseload. India crossed the 20-lakh mark in terms of COVID-19 cases on August 7.
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