New Delhi, Aug 7: The number of COVID-19 cases in India has surged to 4,41,45,732 with 18,738 new coronavirus infections recorded in a day, while the number of active cases has increased to 1,34,933, according to data updated on Sunday by the Union Health Ministry.
The figures updated at 8 am showed that the death toll had increased to 5,26,689 with 40 fatalities, including eight deaths that Kerala reconciled.
The government reported that the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.50%, while the active cases make up 0.31 percent of all infections.
In the last 24 hours, there has been an increase of 140 cases in the COVID-19 active caseload.
On August 7, 2020, India’s COVID-19 total had reached 20 lakh, on August 23, it reached 30 lakh, on September 5 it reached 40 lakh, and on September 16 it reached 50 lakh. It exceeded the 60 lakh threshold on September 28, the 70 lakh threshold on October 11, the 80 lakh threshold on October 29, the 90 lakh threshold on November 20, and the 1 crore threshold on December 19.
On May 4 and June 23 of last year, the nation reached the depressing two and three crore populations, respectively. On January 25 of this year, the four-crore threshold was crossed.