India reported a daily jump of 55,722 fresh coronavirus infections in 24 hours, taking its tally to 75.5 lakh, the Health Ministry data this morning showed. The number of cases in the country now stand at 75,50,273.
In the 24-hour period, India, which is the second worst-hit country, reported 579 deaths linked to the COVID-19, taking the total number of fatalities to 1,14,610.
The number of active cases remained below eight lakh for the third consecutive day at 7.72 lakh.
More than 66.6 lakh people have recovered from the viral disease that has infected more than 4 crore people worldwide and caused
India currently has a fatality rate of 1.53 per cent due to coronavirus. The government has said more than 70 per cent of the people recover from COVID-19 with mild or very mild symptoms. Such cases may not even require admission to COVID-19 blocks or dedicated hospitals, the Health Ministry said.