NEW DELHI, July 20 - India�s COVID-19 case tally crossed the 11-lakh mark on Monday, while the total number of recovered patients increased to over seven lakh, according to Union Health Ministry data.
The death toll due to the disease rose to 27,497 with 681 fatalities reported in one day. The ministry, however, stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to co-morbidities.
The data updated at 8 am on Monday showed that a record single-day jump of 40,425 cases had taken the total number of cases to 11,18,043. India�s COVID-19 tally crossed the 11-lakh mark, just three days after it crossed the 10-lakh mark. This is also the first time that the single-day spike in cases has crossed the 40,000-mark.
There are 3,90,459 active cases in the country, while 7,00,086 people have recovered and one person has migrated. The recovery rate stands at 62.62 per cent.
As many as 22,664 COVID-19 patients have recovered from disease in the last 24 hours. The number of recovered COVID-19 patients exceeds India�s active caseload by 3,09,627, as on Monday.
Medical attention is being provided to all the 3,90,459 active cases in hospitals and in home isolation.
The case fatality rate in the country continued to register a steady decline, dropping to 2.46 per cent on Monday, the ministry said, noting that India has one of the lowest case fatality rates in the world.
�Effective clinical management of moderate and severe cases through a well-executed standard of care protocol has ensured a high rate of recovery among COVID patients. The Centre is supporting state/UT governments in collectively combating COVID-19,� it said.
According to the ICMR, a total of 1,40,47,908 samples have been tested till July 19 with 2,56,039 samples being tested on Sunday. � PTI