India added a record 28,701 fresh cases of coronavirus infection today, pushing the country’s COVID-19 tally to 8,78,254. The death toll climbed to 23174 with 500 patients succumbing to the disease in a day, according to figures released by the health ministry.
There are 301609 active coronavirus cases in the country.
In the last 24 hours, a total of 18850 patients were cured of the coronavirus infection.
This has resulted in the cumulative total number of recovered cases among COVID-19 patients rising to 553470 today.
The number of recovered cases exceeds active COVID-19 cases by 251861 as on date while the recovery rate stands at 63%.
At present, the country at present has 1,370 dedicated COVID hospitals, 3,062 COVID health centres, and 10,334 COVID care centres.
On the testing side, 850 labs in the government sector and 344 private labs currently provide coronavirus diagnostic facilities.
According to ICMR, a cumulative total of 1.18 crore samples have been tested till July 12, with 2.19 lakh samples tested on Sunday.