There are 7,04,348 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 22.24 percent of the total caseload, the data stated.
The number of recovered people is more than three times the number of active cases in the country. He said the figure has improved from 363 tests per million per day on August 1 to more than 600 tests per million per day.
To a question on Russian COVID-19 vaccine, he said as far as Sputnik-5 vaccine (COVID-19 vaccine developed in Russia) is concerned, India and Russia are in communication. Active cases are only 22.2 per cent of the total cases.
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"'The recovery rate is now more than 75%", Rajesh Bhushan said. As of Tuesday morning, the total number of cases stood at 23,571,084 and the fatalities rose to 811,748.
The total active cases in India declined by 6,423 after a record 66,550 patients were cured in a day on Monday.
Of the 848 fresh deaths, 212 are from Maharashtra, 127 from Karnataka, 97 from Tamil Nadu, 86 from Andhra Pradesh, 61 from Uttar Pradesh, 57 from West Bengal, 43 from Punjab, 18 from Jharkhand, 17 from Madhya Pradesh, 13 each from Delhi and Gujarat, 12 from Rajasthan and 11 from Kerala.
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Maharashtra, the most affected state overall, has reported a net addition of 10,425 cases.
A day after the United States President Donald Trump announced that US Food and Drug Administration has given emergency authorisation for the use of blood plasma to treat coronavirus patients, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed that the country has taken a cue from the "Delhi Model" of battling COVID-19.
But deaths have remained comparatively low - at 58,390, or 1.84 % of total cases - lower than the global mortality percentage of 3.4%. On Wednesday it added 9,927 cases. Conversely, 991 new cases were reported August 13.
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