With 48,661 fresh cases, the country’s coronavirus infection tally surged to 13,85,522, while the death toll rose to 32,063 with 705 more people succumbing to the disease in the last 24 hours, data updated by the ministry at 9 am showed.

India’s COVID-19 tally crossed the 13 lakh mark on Saturday, just two days after it crossed the 12 lakh mark, while the recoveries mounted to 8,85,576, according to the Union Health Ministry.

There are currently 4,567,882 active cases of COVID-19 in the country. Thus, around 63.91 percent people have recovered so far. Positivity rate at 11 percent.

This was the fourth consecutive day when COVID-19 cases increased by more than 45,000.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 1,58,49,068 samples have been tested up to July 24 with 4,20,898 samples being tested on Friday, the highest conducted in a day so far.