India reports record 55,078 COVID-19 cases

# 09:20
31 July 2020

The number of people who tested positive for coronavirus in India jumped by a record 55,078 on Friday, and now stands at 1,638,870, the country's Health and Family Welfare Ministry said, APA reports citing Tele Trader. 

In the same period, the number of deaths attributed to the virus rose by 779, bringing the nation's COVID-19 death toll to 35,747. The number of people who are no longer suffering from the disease came in at 1,057,805, as 37,223 people recovered in the past 24 hours.

The total global number of COVID-19 cases is approaching 17.5 million as fears of a second wave linger.