Coronavirus India Cases Today: The coronavirus tally in India has crossed 17 lakh-mark with 54,736 new positive cases and 853 deaths in the last 24 hours, as of Sunday morning. A total of 51,255 COVID patients in India have been cured and discharged in the last 24 hours.
The total number of coronavirus cases has increased to 17,50,724 out of which 5,67,730 are active cases while 11,45,630 have been cured a discharged and 37,364 died due to the pandemic, the Health Ministry stated.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the total number of COVID-19 samples tested up to August 1 is 1,98,21,831 out of which 4,63,172 samples were tested on Saturday.
The Government of India on Sunday stated that the recoveries/deaths ratio is 96.84%: 3.16% now while the recovery rate among COVID-19 patients has increased to 65.44 percent.
Maharashtra remains the worst-affected state in the country with 1,49,520 active cases out of which 2,66,883 have been cured and discharged while 15,316 have died due to the pandemic. Likewise, Tamil Nadu has 56,738 active cases while 1,90,966 have been declared cured and recovered. A total of 4034 COVID patients have died in Tamil Nadu.