For the first time in five days, COVID-19 cases in India dipped below 55,000 in a single day on Tuesday. Meanwhile, India's COVID-19 tally rose to 22.68 lakh, with 53,601 infections being reported in a day. The recoveries have surged to 15,83,489, pushing the recovery rate to 69.80 per cent.
The death toll climbed to 45,257 with 871 new fatalities being reported in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed. The case fatality rate dropped below 2 per cent and was recorded at 1.99 per cent as on date.
India had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7. There are 6,39,929 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country presently which comprise 28.21 per cent of the total caseload in the country.
According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 2,45,83,558 samples have been tested up to August 9, with 4,77,023 samples being tested on Monday.