New Delhi: The Health Ministry on Sunday stated that the number of COVID-19 recoveries has crossed the 11-lakh mark in the country.
Although the country is witnessing recoveries at a massive rate, India witnessed 54,735 positive cases in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
With these fresh cases, India’s coronavirus cases tally has gone up to 17,50,723, while the death toll due to the COVID-19 climbed to 37,364 with 853 people succumbing to the disease in a day, the Health Ministry added.
Moreover, the recovery rate among COVID-19 patients has risen to 65.44 per cent, while the fatality rate has further dropped to 2.13 pc, the data stated.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday announced the third phase of Unlock (Unlock 3) and issued new guidelines for Unlock 3 that will come into effect from August 1.
Under the new guidelines, Yoga institutes and gymnasiums will be allowed to open from August 5 as per the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to ensure social distancing.
However, national directives for COVID-19 management shall continue to be followed throughout the country, with a view to ensuring social distancing. Shops will need to maintain adequate physical distancing among customers.
After extensive consultation with States and UTs, it has been decided that schools, colleges, and coaching institutions will remain closed till August 31, 2020.