The number is only an estimate and may vary. There are no credible reports which sugest that COVID-19 cases could reach 17 lakh in India by August.
India has recorded 1,238,798 COVID-19 cases, along with 29,861 deaths as of July 23, 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.