Coronavirus: India breaches 36-lakh mark with 78,512 fresh COVID-19 cases
India's COVID-19 case tally today crossed the 35 lakh-mark with a spike of 78,512 new coronavirus cases. The deaths due to the virus have risen to 64,469 as 971 deaths were reported across the nation in the last 24 hours.
The novel coronavirus tally in India crossed the 36-lakh mark on Monday (August 31) with 78,512 new cases, while the number of recoveries surged to 27,74,801, pushing the recovery rate to 76.62%, the health ministry said.
The death toll climbed to 64,469 with 971 more people succumbing to the infection in a span of 24 hours, according to the ministry data.
There are 7,81,975 active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country, while 27,74,801 people have recovered. The total coronavirus cases rose to 36,21,245, it said.
Maharashtra is the worth-hit state in the country with over 7.8 lakh cases followed by Andhra Pradesh (4.24 lakh) and Tamil Nadu (4.22 lakh).
The recovery rate has increased to 76.62%, while the fatality rate has declined to 1.78%.
The last five lakh recoveries have been recorded in only eight days in comparison to preceding same number of recoveries, which were recorded in 10 and nine days respectively, the ministry said.
According to the ICMR, a total of 4,23,07,914 samples have been tested so far with 8,46,278 samples being tested on Sunday (August 31).