Coronavirus: India’s sets new global record with highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases
COVID-19 case tally in the country stands at 35,42,734 including 7,65,302 active cases, 27,13,934 cured/discharged/migrated and 63,498 deaths.
India on Sunday (August 30) set a new virus record when it reported 78,761 new infections in 24 hours, according to health ministry figures, passing the United States with the world's highest single-day rise.
The number of deaths registered in one day stood at 948, taking the total number of fatalities to 63,498.
India is the third worst-hit country by the coronavirus pandemic after the United States and Brazil. India has been recording the highest single-day surge in fresh COVID cases since August 4.
The record high comes a day after the Centre announced guidelines for Unlock 4.0, giving the nod to social, political and religious events as well as restarting metro services in a graded manner starting September 7.
However, with the recovery of 64,935 cases in the last 24 hours, recoveries in India today exceeded active cases by 3.55 times. India's recovery rate improved to 76.61% while Case Fatality Rate dipped to 1.79% today, said Ministry of Health.
With a record over 10.5 lakh tests conducted for detection of COVID-19 in a single day, the number of such tests performed in the country has crossed 4.14 crore, the Union health ministry said on Sunday.
The exponential jump in the testing capacity and the number of tests has resulted in an upsurge in the Tests Per Million to 30,044 as on date, it highlighted.