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MP: Indore COVID count crosses 10,000-mark on Sunday

ANI | Updated: Aug 17, 2020 04:14 IST

Indore (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Aug 17 (ANI): Indore in Madhya Pradesh reported 245 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday taking the total number of cases in the district to 10,049, the state health department said.
The total number of deaths in Indore stood at 344 with two persons succumbing to the infection on Sunday.
India registered 63,489 new coronavirus cases and 944 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, while the cumulative death toll in the country is nearing 50,000-mark.
The country's coronavirus count touched 25,89,682 including 6,77,444 active cases, 18,62,258 discharged patients and 49,980 deaths.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 7,46,608 samples were tested on August 15 and nearly three crore samples have been tested so far. As many as 2,93,09,703 samples have been tested up to August 15.
Taking to Twitter on Sunday, the Union Health Ministry informed that India has one of the lowest COVID-19 mortality globally as the case fatality rate (CFR) in the country is below 2 per cent.
The Ministry said aggressive testing and early detection coupled with quick isolation and effective treatment protocol are the reasons behind low mortality rates are low in India. (ANI)