India’s Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 cases crossed 18.5 lakhs on the 4th of August.
In the past 24 hours, India recorded 52,050 new cases of the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19.
The Health Ministry of India, confirmed 52,050 new cases of the Novel Coronavirus, taking the tally to 18,55,746.
In the past 24 hours, India conducted 6,61,892 sample tests for the Novel Coronavirus.
It is the fifth day in a row, India conducted nearly 5 lakh tests.
According to the figures released by the Ministry of Home and Family Welfare (MoHFW) India has 5,86,298 active cases, 12,30,510 recovered/discharged cases and 38,938 deceased.
Despite the everyday rise in the cases, India is performing better with a recovery rate of nearly 66% one of the lowest Case Fatality Rate (CFR) at 2.09 % as compared to the global average of 6%.
Meanwhile, from the 1st of August, India entered phase 3 of the Unlock, with opening of gyms and yoga centres.
As per the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) the non containment zones are allowed to enter the Unlock 3, which allows opening of gyms, yoga Institutions, removal of night curfews, e pass and inter and intra state movement. With these, outside the containment zones, shopping malls, restaurants, temples and now gyms are functioning.
However, lockdown restrictions are still the same for containment zones. In addition, many state governments extended lockdown in their states to curb the spread of the deadly virus.
The West Bengal Government, the Bihar Government, the Tamil Nadu Government and the Maharashtra Government extended the lockdown till August end.
On the global front, the number of infected patients surpassed 18.1 million with 18,447,759 cases and 6,97,249 deaths.
The maximum number of cases are from the United States (4,862,210) followed by Brazil (2,751,665.)
India is on the third in terms of the highest number of COVID-19 cases globally.
As cases continue to surge, pharma firms across the world are trying to develop a vaccine to treat the deadly disease.
Stay tuned for further updates.