With spike of 53,601 cases, India's COVID-19 tally reaches 22,68,676

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With the spike of 53,601 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, India's coronavirus tally reached 22,68,676 on Tuesday.


Meanwhile, 871  patients succumbed to the deadly contagious disease in the last 24 hours, taking the fatalities count to 45,257.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active cases in the country is 6,39,929. Meanwhile, 15,83,490 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.

As India is attempting to flatten the curve of the novel coronavirus, some states are continuing to see a steady rise in cases.

Active coronavirus cases in the worst-hit state of Maharashtra has climbed to 1,48,042.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 6,98,290 samples were tested on August 10 and over 2.52 crore samples have been tested so far.

The Government of India said that India has now 28.21 per cent active cases, 69.80 per cent cured/discharged/migrated and 1.99 per cent deaths.

Coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year, has so far spread to more than 200 countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared coronavirus a pandemic.


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