AjeyoLAST UPDATED: Aug. 9, 2020, 3:36 p.m.
New Delhi: India is one of the worst affected countries by the coronavirus pandemic as the COVID-19 virus continues its rampage around the world.
Despite a lengthy lockdown which was intended to curb the COVID-19 virus, the coronavirus crisis is getting more serious in India with each passing day.
The number of coronavirus infections is rising at an alarming rate in India with thousands falling victim to the COVID-19 virus every day.
The situation has become so dangerous that the number of coronavirus patients is rising by over 1,00,000 every two days as daily spikes of over 50,000 COVID-19 infections are coming to light for the past few days.
The daily rise in fresh coronavirus cases is setting new records every day.
As far as the daily rise in the number of COVID-19 cases is concerned, India has now surpassed even the United States.
India, the third-worst COVID-19 affected country globally, recorded a single-day spike of 64,399 coronavirus cases, pushing its total tally to 21,53,011.
In order to curb the coronavirus pandemic, the government has decided to ramp up the number of COVID-19 tests.
A record number of over 7 lakh samples of COVID-19 were tested in the last 24 hours taking the total coronavirus tests conducted to 2,41,06,535, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Sunday.
A total of 7,19,364 tests were conducted increasing its frequency by more than a lakh from the previous day when 5,98,778 tests were conducted.
The ministry said that such high level of testing would also lead to a high number of daily positive cases. However, states have been advised to firmly focus on comprehensive tracking, prompt isolation and effective treatment.
It also added that such an approach has started showing results and recoveries are also increasing exponentially.
The recovery rate of COVID-19 has improved to 68.3 per cent from 48.2 per cent a month earlier. Between June 6 and August 8, the recovery rate increased by 20 per cent.
Meanwhile, India's COVID-19 caseload rose to 21,53,010 on Saturday recording the highest single-day surge in fresh coronavirus infections at 64,398 and 861 deaths in the last 24 hours.
The number of active coronavirus cases stood at 6,28,747 and recoveries surged to 14,80,884. The COVID-19 death toll has increased to 43,379, the ministry said on its website.
(With IANS inputs)