Coronavirus: India crosses 31-lakh mark with spike of 61,408 COVID-19 cases in single day

First Published 24, Aug 2020, 11:05 AM

 Maharashtra is the worst-hit state with over 1,71,000 cases followed by Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh

<p>India recorded 61,408 new COVID-19 cases, taking the country's tally to over 31 lakhs, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare (MOHFW) on Monday (August 24).<br />
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India recorded 61,408 new COVID-19 cases, taking the country's tally to over 31 lakhs, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare (MOHFW) on Monday (August 24).
 

<p>The country's total coronavirus count has reached 31,06,349 including 23,38,036 cured/discharged/migrated cases.</p>

The country's total coronavirus count has reached 31,06,349 including 23,38,036 cured/discharged/migrated cases.

<p>With 836 new deaths in the last 24 hours, the cumulative toll climbed to 57,542.<br />
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With 836 new deaths in the last 24 hours, the cumulative toll climbed to 57,542.
 

<p>Maharashtra has 1,71,859 active cases, the highest in the country followed by Andhra Pradesh with 89,742 active cases.<br />
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Maharashtra has 1,71,859 active cases, the highest in the country followed by Andhra Pradesh with 89,742 active cases.
 

<p>As many as 6,09,917 samples were tested on August 23 while a total of 3,59,02,137 samples have been tested so far.</p>

As many as 6,09,917 samples were tested on August 23 while a total of 3,59,02,137 samples have been tested so far.

<p>57,468 patients recovered in the last 24 hours.</p>

57,468 patients recovered in the last 24 hours.

<p>The Union health ministry said that the gap between recoveries and COVID-19 active cases continues to widen as the recoveries are more than 3 times the active cases.</p>

The Union health ministry said that the gap between recoveries and COVID-19 active cases continues to widen as the recoveries are more than 3 times the active cases.

<p>"The gap between Recoveries and #Covid19 Active Cases continues to widen. The Recoveries are more than 3 times the Active Cases," MOHFW tweeted.</p>

"The gap between Recoveries and #Covid19 Active Cases continues to widen. The Recoveries are more than 3 times the Active Cases," MOHFW tweeted.

<p>"This is because of effective implementation of Centre led policies ensuring efficient clinical management in hospital settings for critical patients, and supervised Home Isolation for moderate &amp; mild ones," the ministry said in another tweet.<br />
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"This is because of effective implementation of Centre led policies ensuring efficient clinical management in hospital settings for critical patients, and supervised Home Isolation for moderate & mild ones," the ministry said in another tweet.
 

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