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COVID-19 deaths surpass 50,000 in India

Global Times

Source: Xinhua Published: 2020/8/17 12:02:55

The total COVID-19 deaths surpassed 50,000, reaching 50,921, in India on Monday, said the health ministry.

According to the latest data issued by the ministry, the total COVID-19 cases in the country rose to 2,647,663, after 57,981 new cases were detected in the past 24 hours.

Some 941 deaths took place since Sunday morning, added the data.

Still there are 676,900 active cases across the country, while 1,919,842 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals.

For over nearly three weeks more than 50,000 fresh cases have been added every day to the total COVID-19 tally. This sudden spurt is witnessed after the capacity of testing the samples was ramped up manifold over the weeks.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), as many as 30,041,400 samples were tested till Sunday, with 731,697 tested on Sunday alone.

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