New Delhi: With 64,531 fresh COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours, India’s coronavirus caseload increased to 27,67,274 on August 19. As per the union ministry of health and family welfare. 1,092 more people succumbed due to the deadly contagious disease, taking the fatalities count to 52,889. At present, the country has 6,76,514 active cases and 2037870 have been cured and discharged.
Maharashtra continues to record the highest number of coronavirus cases in the country. The state reported 11,119 new coronavirus patients which took the state's total count to 6,15,477. 422 more COVID-19 patients succumbed to the infection, taking the death toll to 20,687. Mumbai reported 931 new cases and 49 deaths. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the financial capital of the country rose to 1,30,410, and death toll to 7,222.
As per the union health ministry update on Tuesday, India set another record with nearly 9 lakh (8,99,864) tests were conducted in a single day, the highest tests in a day so far. Even with such a high level of testing, the positivity remained low ie 8.81 per cent compared to the weekly national average i.e. 8.84 per cent. India also recorded the highest single-day recoveries of 57,584 in the last 24 hours.
The government stated that as a result of collaborative and focused efforts by the Centre and State/UT governments built on effective implementation of the TEST, TRACK, TREAT strategy of the Union Government, 30 States/UTs are reporting lower CFR than the national average.
The Case Fatality Rate stands at 1.92 per cent.