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People recovered from the COVID-19 coronavirus, stand in a queue as they wait to donate blood plasma during a screening at a school in Dharavi, in Mumbai on July 23, 2020. Image Credit: AFP

New Delhi: India’s coronavirus caseload crosses 1.75 million with another spike of 54,735 in the past 24 hours.

The new cases are down from 57,118 on Saturday. The Health Ministry on Sunday also reported 853 deaths for a total of 37,364.

Randeep Guleria, a top government expert, said that New Delhi and Mumbai may have crossed their peak levels with declining trends.

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The month of July alone has accounted for more than 1.1 million cases in India. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said the case fatality rate was progressively reducing and currently stands at 2.18 per cent, one of the lowest globally. Out of the total active cases, only 0.28 per cent are on ventilators, 1.61 per cent need intensive care support and 2.32 per cent oxygen support.