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Record 57,117 new Covid cases in India in a day (Ld)

India witnessed a record daily jump of 57,117 new Coronavirus cases on Saturday apart from 764 deaths, even as its total tally neared 17 lakh. So far, 16,95,988 corona cases have been reported in India, of which 36,511 patients have succumbed, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

The Ministry said that 10,94,374 patients had recovered till now, including 36,559 who were discharged from quarantine centers or hospitals in the last 24 hours. The recovery rate is 64.54 percent.

A total of 5,65,103 patients are still undergoing treatment at hospitals and quarantine centers.

As many as 16 states and UTs have a recovery rate more than the national average. The highest numbers of recovered patients are in Delhi, Haryana, Assam, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, and Gujarat.

The government said that samples tested for coronavirus up to July 31 totaled 1,93,58,659. On Friday, 5,25,689 people were tested across the country.

States and Union Territories with zero COVID-19 deaths are now reporting fatalities. A week ago, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Sikkim, and Manipur reported zero deaths but now, corona casualties have been reported in these states/UT also. Till July 31, Manipur and Andaman and Nicobar Islands reported four deaths each and Sikkim one.

Mizoram has not yet recorded any corona death.

On Friday, India had reported a single-day spike of 55,079 coronavirus cases and 779 deaths.

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