The daily cases of COVID-19 infection is continuously fluctuating amid fears of a third wave in the country. In many states including Kerala and Maharashtra, the cases have risen tremendously. In the last 24 hours, 38,079 new cases of coronavirus infection have been reported in the country. According to the latest data of the Union Health Ministry, 560 patients have died during this period due to COVID-19. The recovery rate has increased to 97.31%. Till July 16, more than 44.20 crore samples of COVID-19 have been tested in the country, out of which 19,98,715 samples were tested during the last 24 hours.