A cumulative total of 2,08,64,750 samples have been tested up to August 2 with 6,61,892 samples being tested on Monday, the highest done in a day so far, scientist and media coordinator at ICMR, Dr Lokesh Sharma, said.
On Monday, Tripura state's chief minister, Biplab Deb, and India's Law and Justice Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, also went into isolation.
India's COVID-19 tally crossed 19-lakh mark on August 05 after the country reported single-day spike of 52,509 new cases. The total number of coronavirus cases in India crossed the 19 lakh-mark, while the death toll rose to 39,795.
Wednesday marked the seventh consecutive day that Covid-19 cases increased by more than 50,000 in the country. - India's recovery rate improves further to 67.2% (from 66.3% yesterday) - Andhra reports more new cases than Maharashtra (9747 vs 7760) - Maharashtra new recoveries continue to be more than new cases (12,326 vs 7760). According to John Hopkins University, the USA has registered 47.13 lakh COVID-19 cases to date.
The number of active cases in Delhi is now below the 10-thousand mark. In the last 24 hours, 6,61,892 samples have been tested.
India now has the lowest fatality rate of cases across the globe, standing at 2.08 per cent, much lower than the global average.
Following Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu stands at number 2 with 2,63,222 cases and 4,241 deaths.
Uttar Pradesh minister Kamal Rani Verma succumbed to the infection on Sunday, being the first minister in the state to succumb to the disease.
"With the forecast of a normal monsoon at 102 per cent of long-period average (LPA), agriculture, which contributes about 15 per cent of total gross value added, is set to cushion the shock of COVID pandemic on the Indian economy in 2020-21", it said.
The US accounts for the world's highest number of infections and fatalities at 4,665,932 and 154,841, respectively, according to the CSSE.