NEW DELHI: The total number of COVID-19 cases in India rose to 2,268,675 on Tuesday as the deaths crossed the 45,000 mark, reaching 45,257, according to data released by the federal health ministry.
Over the past 24 hours, 53,601 new cases were recorded across the country, as 871 deaths due to the virus were registered.
There are a total of 639,929 active cases in India presently. A total of 1,583,489 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals.
Tuesday is the 12th consecutive day when over 50,000 new COVID-19 cases have been recorded in India.
According to the federal health ministry, the recovery rate amongst the COVID-19 patients in India has climbed to nearly 70 percent, as the fatality rate presently stands at 2 percent and is steadily declining. Early identification of cases has also led to falling percentage of active cases, added an official statement by the federal health ministry.