Coronavirus: India reports highest spike of 83,883 COVID-19 cases in single day, tally reaches 38 lakh-mark
First Published 3, Sep 2020, 11:03 AM
The total number of coronavirus cases in the country mounted to 38,53,406, while the death toll climbed to 67,376.
India reported another record daily jump of 83,883 coronavirus infections on Thursday, taking its tally to 38 lakhs, just 100,000 behind Brazil, the world's second most affected nation, health ministry data showed.
The ministry said 1,043 people died from COVID-19, taking the toll to 67,376.
The national COVID-19 recovery rate has risen to 77.09%.
Maharashtra witnessed 17,433 new cases and Karnataka reported its biggest 24-hour spike of over 9,800 COVID cases. With 2,509 fresh cases, Delhi recorded its highest single-day spike in nearly 2 months, to take its tally to 1,79,569.
Uttarakhand also recorded its highest single-day spike of 836 coronavirus cases, taking the infection tally to 21,234.
Five most affected states by total tally of cases are Maharashtra (825,739), Andhra Pradesh (455,531), Tamil Nadu (439,000), Karnataka (361,341), and Uttar Pradesh (235,757).
A total of 11,72,179 samples were collected for COVID-19 testing on Wednesday, taking the total number of samples tested for coronavirus in the country to 4,55,09,380, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) informed.
Asia's worst-hit country has been posting the world's largest daily caseload every day for almost a month, although deaths remain relatively low.