Over 10 million COVID-19 tests done so far in India, says ICMR

India’s COVID-19 tally neared the 7 lakh mark on Monday with 6,97,413 cases after 24,248 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

As per the Health Ministry, there are 2,53,287 active cases in the country while 4,24,432 patients have been cured or discharged. While one patient has migrated.425 new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours in the country due to COVID-19, taking the number of patients succumbing to the deadly virus to 19,693.

As per the Health Ministry, Maharashtra continues to be the most impacted state from the infection with 2,06,619 cases and 8,822 fatalities due to the virus. Tamil Nadu in second place has a total of 1,11,151 cases and 1,510 fatalities.

The positivity rate in India stands at 9.98 percent. The Union Health Ministry on Sunday (July 5, 2020) informed that there are 21 States/UTs with a recovery rate of more than the national average, which is 60.85 percent.

The total number of samples tested up to July 5 is 99,69,662 of which 1,80,596 samples were tested yesterday as per the Indian Council of Medical Research on Monday.

India on Sunday replaced Russia to become the third worst-hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic. As per the figures, India is trailing the USA and Brazil, the two countries most affected by the outbreak.

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