India recorded more than 50,000 new cases of the coronavirus disease in the last 24 hours

India recorded more than 50,000 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours, for the second day in a row, pushing its infection tally to more than 1.63 million, according to the Union health ministry data.

According to health ministry data, India has added 1,053,377 cases since 1st July 702,689 have been just in a fortnight. It is the third worst-hit country in the world after the United States and Brazil.

With 779 fatalities between Thursday and Friday morning, the country’s death toll is now 35,747. The toll at the beginning of the month was 17,400.

The government has said India has one of the lowest case fatality rate (CFR) at 2.21% as compared to the global average of 4%. It added that 24 states and Union territories have lower CFR than the national average and eight of them have a CFR below 1%.

With 37,223 patients discharged in the last 24 hours, the number of recovered people have jumped to 1,057,805. The recovery rate is up from 64.44% on Thursday to 64.54% on Friday.

India on Thursday achieved the landmark of more than a million recoveries from Covid-19. There has been a consistent trend of more than 30,000 recoveries daily for the eighth day in a row now.

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