New Delhi: India on Wednesday registered 67,151 new cases of deadly virus (Covid-19), thus taking the overall tally to 32,34,474.
The country’s death toll rose by 1,059 to 59,449. As many as 24,67,758 people have recovered from the infection in the country.
The Indian Council of Medical Research says a total of 3,76,51,512 samples have been tested for Covid-19 in the country so far. Of these, 8,23,992 were tested on Tuesday.
The Union health ministry says that India has rapidly increased its testing to 10 lakh every day in August. “With positivity rate progressively falling, testing has worked as an effective tool to limit the spread of Covid-19 infection,” it says.
While as, the Indian Council for Medical Research blamed irresponsible people who refuse to wear masks for the spread of the coronavirus. “I wouldn’t say young or old, but irresponsible, less cautious people who are not wearing masks are driving the pandemic in India,” ICMR Director General Professor Balram Bhargava said at a press briefing.
Globally, the coronavirus has infected more than 2.38 crore people and killed 8,18,137 others, according the Johns Hopkins University’s tracker. Over 1.54 crore people across the world have recovered from the infection.