India's COVID tally crosses 9 lakh-mark with record spike of 28,498 cases

14-07-2020

New Delhi, (UNI) The number of fresh coronavirus cases in India rose 28,498 on Tuesday, pushing its overall tally to 9,06,752, even as the recovery rate further improved, according to Health Ministry's latest data. 


The death toll climbed to 23,727 with 553 people succumbing to the infection in past 24 hours. 


In past 24 hours, 17,989 patients were declared cured, taking the number of recoveries to 5,71,459. The recovery rate currently stands at 63.02 per cent while the number of recoveries exceed active cases by 2.59 lakh. 


There are 3,11,565 active cases of the coronavirus infection currently in the country. 


This is the fifth consecutive day that COVID-19 cases in the country have increased by more than 26,000. 


The health ministry said that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities. 


According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 1.2 crore samples had been tested for COVID-19 till July 13, including 2.86 lakh samples tested on Monday.