New Delhi: India records 56,282 coronavirus cases along with 904 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The death toll due to Covid-19 climbed to 40,699 with 904 new deaths being reported in 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.
There are 5,95,501 active Covid-19 cases in the country presently which contribute 30.31 per cent of the total cases.
The fatality rate has further dropped to 2.07 per cent, the data stated.
This is the eighth consecutive day that Covid-19 cases have increased by more than 50,000.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 2,21,49,351 samples have been tested up to August 5 with 6,64,949 samples being tested on Wednesday.