Continuing the pace, India’s COVID-19 cases rate touched another biggest single-day hike.
The country reported 26,506 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the overall number to 7.93 lakh.
This is the highest single-day jump reported till date, the Union Health Ministry said in a statement.
The country witnessed 2 lakh cases since July 1, 2020 with 20,000 cases every day since July 03.
Meanwhile, the country has seen a rise in recovery rate to 62.42 percent, with 19,135 patients recovered/discharged since yesterday.
Now, the total number of recovered stands at 495,512.
As of July 09, 2020, recovered cases have outpaced active cases by two times, totaled 206,588.
“This is a result of focused attention on effective surveillance through house-to-house contact tracing, early detection, and isolation as well as timely and effective clinical management of COVID-19 cases,” the Ministry said in a release.
According to the government, India has the one of the world’s lowest death rates per million population at 15.31, equaling a fatality rate of 2.75 percent.
The global death rate per million population stands at 68.7.
The country also has the lowest rate for active cases per million population compared to the global level. While the global average is at 1,497, India’s average is at 538.
Patients aged 45 years and above account for 85 percent share of the COVID-19 deaths in India.
By states proportion, 49 districts alone account for 80 percent of the total COVID-19 cases in India.
Maharashtra continues in the top with 2.3 lakh cases and 9,667 deaths, followed by Tamil Nadu (1.26 lakhs and 1,765 deaths) and Delhi (1.07 lakhs and 3,528 deaths), among others.