New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Days after the country entered the second phase of the phase-wise upliftment of the nationwide lockdown, the coronavirus tally in India on Saturday crossed the grim eight lakh mark. This comes just three days after the number of coronavirus cases in the country had reached seven lakh.

According to the latest information available at the website Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the number of coronavirus cases in India stands at 8,20,916 while the death toll has reached 22,123.

As per the Union Health Ministry, the number of active coronavirus cases in India is 2,83,407 while the recovery rate has improved to 62.78 per cent as 5,15,386 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals.

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Here’s the complete timeline of coronavirus cases in India:

July 11 – 8 lakh+ cases

July 7 - 7 lakh+ cases

July 2 - 6 lakh+ cases

June 27 – 5 lakh+ cases

June 21 – 4 lakh+ cases

June 13 – 3 lakh+ cases

June 3 - 2 lakh+ cases

May 19 - 1 lakh+ cases

May 15 - 80,000+ cases

May 10 - 60,000+ cases

May 3 - 40,000+ cases

April 22 - 20,000+ cases

April 14 - 10,000+ cases

January 30 - First case reported in Kerala

The number of coronavirus cases in India have been growing at an alarming rate in the country. In just three days, India’s tally has reached eight lakh from seven lakh. India has also become the third worst-hit country in the world by the coronavirus pandemic. Only the US and Brazil are ahead of India in terms of total coronavirus infections.

What the government has said so far?

The government, however, has asserted that the situation in India is “under control”. On Friday, the Union Health Ministry also said that from 2.82 per cent a month earlier, India's COVID-19 case fatality rate has declined to 2.72 per cent which is lower than that of many other countries, adding that 30 states and Union Territories have a fatality rate lower than the national average.

The Health Ministry on Saturday also said that with the support and guidance of the Central government, the states and union territories have taken many steps like mapping of communities to focus on high-risk groups like the elderly/aged and population with comorbidities, and providing special care to them.

There is a focus on the improvement of quality of medical care for coronavirus patients. The country-wide strong network of ASHAs and ANMs along with Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centres have helped in effective surveillance and contact tracing of the cases, including the lakhs of migrants and returnees, it said.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma