New Delhi:

With 48,661 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day,India's COVID-19 tally climbed to 13,85,522?on Sunday,while the recoveries mounted to8,85,576,?according to the Union Health Ministry data.

The COVID-19 death toll in the country rose to 32,063 with 705 fatalities being recorded in?a day, the data updated at 8 am showedThere are 4,67,882?active cases of coronavirus infection presently in the country.Thus, around 63.92 per cent people have recovered so far

The total number of confirmed cases includes foreigners

This is the fourth consecutive day when COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 45,000.

The number of tests for detection of COVID-19 has crossed the 16-million mark in the country.

Meanwhile,Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said India is not still over from the threat of the coronavirus pandemic though its recovery rate is better than many other countries,

"The way we have fought coronavirus is really appreciable. Our fatality rate is much less than most other countries. We were able to save the lives of lakhs of people, but we have to remember that the coronavirus is still as dangerous as it was in the beginning, said Modi said on Sunday. in his monthly radio programme called 'Mann Ki Baat'.

Modi said restrictions on public life have been eased but people must continue taking precautions against the disease. “"In today's time, war is not only fought on the border. There are many wars we fight inside the nation; we have to be together in these battles,” he said, referring to the anniversary of the Kargil War India fought against Pakistan 21 years ago.

"Social distancing, wearing masks are necessary in our fight against the virus. Just think about doctors who are fighting the battle against the virus wearing these masks for hours," he said.

According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 1,62,91,331 samples have been tested up to July 25 with 4,42,263 samples being tested on Saturday, the highest in a day

Of the 705 deaths reported, 257 are from Maharashtra, 89 from Tamil Nadu, 72 from Karnataka, 52 from Andhra Pradesh, 42 from West Bengal, 39 from Uttar Pradesh, 29 from Delhi, 22 from Gujarat, 14 from Bihar, 12 from Jharkhand, 11 from Rajasthan and 10 from Odisha

Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir have reported nine fatalities each followed by Madhya Pradesh with eight deaths, Haryana seven, Kerela?five, Goa four, Chhattisgarh, Puducherry, Uttarakhand and Nagaland? three each, while Assam and Ladakh have registered a fatality each.