India is the country with the third-highest coronavirus caseload in the world.
New Delhi: India's coronavirus count crossed the seven lakh-mark on Monday, just four days after the number of infections in the country reached six lakh. 22,252 fresh cases and 467 deaths in the last 24 has pushed the total cases in the country to 7,19,665 and the death count to 20,160, figures from the Union Health Ministry this morning show. 4,39,948 patients across the country have recovered so far, taking the recovery rate to 61.13 per cent. Maharashtra has reported the highest number of cases, followed by Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. India is the country with the third-highest coronavirus caseload in the world, as a group of scientists said there was now overwhelming evidence that the disease can be airborne -- and for far longer than originally thought.
Recoveries in India has shown a steady rise, with the number of cured now at 4,39,947. Over 15,500 patients were declared cured in 24 hours. The recovery rate has risen above 61%.
There are 2,59,557 active coronavirus cases in the country, the data showed.
Earlier this week, India went past Russia on Sunday to become the third worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic, after the US and Brazil.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), over 1.02 crore of samples have been tested so far for coronavirus. And in 24 hours, over 2.4 lakh samples were tested.
Across the world, more than 1.15 crore people have been reported to be infected by coronavirus and more than 5.3 lakh have died, according to Johns Hopkins University.