Coronavirus: India’s COVID-19 caseload crosses 30-lakh mark
With 69,239 fresh cases reported in the last 24 hours, the coronavirus tally in India crossed the 30-lakh mark. As many as 912 deaths pushed the casualties in the country to 56,706.
India's COVID-19 tally sprinted past the 30-lakh mark, just 16 days after it crossed 20 lakh, while 22,80,566 people have recuperated in the country so far pushing the recovery rate to 74.90%, according to the Union health ministry data.
With a single-day spike of 69,239 infections, the country's COVID-19 caseload mounted to 30,44,940, while the death toll climbed to 56,706 with 912 fatalities being reported in a span of 24-hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The COVID-19 case fatality rate has declined to 1.86%.
There are 7,07,668 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 23.24% of the total caseload, the data stated.
Maharashtra is the worst-hit state in the country with over 4.6 lakh cases, followed by Tamil Nadu (3.1 lakh cases) and Andhra Pradesh (2.35 lakh cases).
India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7.
According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 3,52,92,220 samples have been tested up to August 22, with 8,01,147 samples being tested on Saturday.