62,064 new COVID cases in India; 1,007 deaths

PTI

Medics conduct thermal screening of visitors at the entrance gate of the District Court, in Bhopal, Friday, July 17, 2020. A ruckus was witnessed after an employee of the court was tested positive for the coronavirus. (PTI Photo)

Medics conduct thermal screening of visitors at the entrance gate of the District Court, in Bhopal, Friday, July 17, 2020. A ruckus was witnessed after an employee of the court was tested positive for the coronavirus. (PTI Photo)

India’s novel coronavirus tally crossed the 22-lakh mark on Monday with 62,064 new cases, while the death toll climbed to 44,386 with 1,007 more fatalities, the Health Ministry said.

The recoveries surged to 15,35,743 with a record 54,859 more people recuperating in the past 24 hours, taking the recovery rate to 69.33 per cent. The case fatality rate has dropped to about 2 per cent, the ministry said.

There are 6,34,945 active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The total coronavirus cases now stands at 22,15,074, including 44,386 deaths, according to the ministry data.

This is the fourth consecutive day that the COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 60,000.

As many as 4,77,023 samples were tested on Sunday, taking the total to 2,45,83,558, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research.