With over 55,000 new COVID-19 cases, India’s tally crosses 27 lakh-mark

India’s coronavirus cases on Tuesday rose to 27,02,743 as 55,079 people have tested Covid-19 positive in a day, according to Health Ministry data.

The death toll climbed to 51,797 with 876 people succumbing to the disease.

Of the total cases, 19,77,780 have been cured/discharged/migrated. There are 6,73,166 active cases of COVID-19 in India.

The recovery rate among the coronavirus patients stands at 72.51%.

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Tuesday said a total of 3,09,41,264 samples have been tested up to August 17 of which 8,99,864 samples were tested yesterday.