India's COVID graph sees upward trend: Data comparison shows uptick in coronavirus cases
The weekly positivity rate now stands at 4.64 per cent
India has seen a spike in COVID cases in the recent weeks, raising concerns of the rate of infection spread. With 20,551 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India's tally of COVID-19 cases has risen to 4,41,07,588.
The active cases have declined to 1,35,364, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. The death toll has climbed to 5,26,600 with 70 new fatalities recorded on August 5.
The weekly positivity rate now stands at 4.64 per cent.
COVID graphs: What data comparison shows
The graph of monthly COVID cases, shared by the Union Health Ministry, showed an upward trend since May. As per the data, COVID-related deaths have seen a rise since May as July witnessed the highest number of fatalities.
July's coronavirus cases were much higher than the combined cases recorded between March and June.