India records 25,467 fresh Covid cases, 354 deaths in 24 hours, recovery rate rises to 97.63%

India recorded 25,467 new cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 354 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday, the country saw a total of 39,486 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 97.63 per cent and total recoveries to 3,17,20,112.

The total active cases of COVID-19 in India have now declined to 3,19,551, lowest in 154 days, the ministry data showed. The total death toll in the country is now at 4,35,110. In India, the first death due to COVID pandemic was reported in March 2020.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 50,93,91,792 samples have been tested up to August 23 for COVID-19. Of these 16,47,526 samples were tested on Monday.

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