India saw a record single- day jump of 38,902 COVID-19 cases pushing its tally to 10,77,618 on July 19 while the total number of recoveries increased to 6,77,422, taking the recovery rate to marginally above 64 percent.
According to the Union Health Ministry data the death toll due to the disease rose to 26,816 with new 543 fatalities even as 23,672 patients have recuperated in the past 24 hours, the highest so far in a day.
There are 3,73,379 active cases presently in the country. The total number of confirmed cases includes foreigners.
This is the fourth consecutive day that COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 30,000.
According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 1,37,91,869 samples have been tested up to July 18 with 3,58,127 samples being tested on Saturday.