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India records 55,079 new infections in 24 hrs, Covid tally crosses 2.7 mn

Case fatality rate stands at 1.92 per cent. There are 6,73,166 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which is 24.91 per cent of the total caseload

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India's Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7.

Press Trust of India New Delhi
A spike of 55,079 cases took India's Covid-19 tally past 2.7 million on Tuesday just a day after it crossed the 2.6 million mark, while 1.97 million people have so far recuperated from the disease pushing the recovery rate to 73.18 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

The Covid-19 caseload stood at 27,02,742, while the death toll climbed to 51,797 with 876 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.

Case fatality rate stands at 1.92 per cent. There are 6,73,166 active cases of coronavirus infection in

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First Published: Aug 18 2020 | 11:52 AM IST

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