Record number of Covid tests
NEW DELHI, Aug 4: A record number of 6,61,892 Covid tests were carried out in 24 hours, raising the total tests since March to 2.086 crore in Tuesday while the total found infected jumped to 18.55 lakh, with 51,050 detected positive in a day.
The number of persons dead went up to 38,938 with 803 dying in 24 hours, giving the mortality rate of 2.10.
The recoveries improved further to 66.31% of total tested positive as 12.31 lakh patients were cured and went home, 44,306 in past 24 hours.
There are still 5.86 lakh patients undergoing treatment in hospitals. Their percentage is 31.58% of the total infected.