India’s COVID-19 cases climb to 19.6 lakh; Death toll at 40,699

India’s coronavirus cases have reached 19,64,537 on Thursday after the country reported 56,282 new cases in the last 24 hours, according to Health Ministry data.

Of the total cases, 13,28,337 have been cured/discharged. There are 5,95,501 active cases.

The recovery rate among the coronavirus patients stands at 67.62%.

A total of 40,699 coronavirus patients have lost their lives.

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Thursday said a total of 2,21,49,351 samples have been tested up to August 5 of which 6,64,949 samples were tested yesterday.