Published On: Mon, Aug 10th, 2020

India records over 1,000 COVID-19 fatalities, 62,064 new cases in last 24 hours

New Delhi [India], Aug 10 (ANI): India recorded over 1,000 new fatalities due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. While 62,064 new cases of infections were detected which pushed the total tally to 2,215,074.

Health workers take blood samples for a random serological test to check for antibodies against the coronavirus in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. A serological survey is currently underway to undertake a comprehensive analysis of COVID-19 in Delhi and prepare strategies to combat the pandemic. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

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.

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by The Sen Times staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: ANI

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