COVID-19: India becomes third worst-affected country after the US and Brazil.

Shubham Jaiswal ([email protected])

India on Friday recorded its highest single-day spike of 34,956 COVID-19 cases and 687 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Ministry said on Friday. Within three days India recorded more than one lakh case of novel coronavirus taking the tally over one-million mark with over 25,000 fatalities. On July 14, India crossed the tally of nine lakh cases.

The total COVID cases now stand at 10,03,832, with a death toll of 25,602 fatalities across the country due to the pandemic. According to Health Ministry data, as many as 6,35,757 patients have recovered, almost twice the number of active patients at 3,42,473. The rate of recovery has touched 63.33 percent. India, however, remains the third worst-affected country after the US and Brazil.

During the last 24 hours, 3,33,228 samples were tested, as the testing lab network continues to expand. So far, more than 1,206 labs have enabled people to undergo coronavirus tests.

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