Record 77,266 new COVID-19 cases in a day take India's tally to 33.87 lakh; death toll over 61,000 | Check state-wise list here
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: With a record single-day spike of 77,266 new coronavirus cases, India's tally on Friday reached 33,87,501, said the Union Health Ministry in its daily updates, adding that 1,057 fatalities were reported during the same period.
The Union Health Ministry further noted that out of the total number of cases, 7,42,023 are active coronavirus cases while 25,83,948 have recovered from the deadly infection, taking India's recovery rate to 76.27 per cent. The mortality rate is at 1.81 per cent as the death toll has increased to 61,529.
"In the past 5 months, more than 3/4 of cases have recovered and less than 1/4 are active now. Effective implementation of Centre's strategic and graded Test-Track-Treat approach has led to higher recoveries and lower fatality," the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in a statement, as reported by news agency ANI.
Maharashtra remains the worst-hit state in India with 7.33 lakh coronavirus cases and 23,444 fatalities. After Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu has reported 4,03,242 coronavirus cases and 6,948 deaths while Andhra Pradesh has reported 3.93 lakh cases and 3,633 fatalities.
Delhi, where the COVID-19 situation has improved relatively, also witnessed August's highest single-day spike of 1,840 cases, taking the tally in the city to over 1.67 lakh, while the death toll mounted to 4,369. This was also the highest single-day spike in the national capital in the last nearly 50 days.
The coronavirus cases have been rising at an alarming rate in India. India is currently the third worst affected country after the United States (US) and Brazil. Amid this, the World Health Orginsation (WHO) has warned that countries should actively test people to find coronavirus cases even if they don't show symptoms a stance.
"Testing may need to be expanded to look for individuals who are on the more mild end of the spectrum or who may indeed be asymptomatic," said Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO's technical lead for COVID-19.
Here's the state-wise report on coronavirus pandemic in India:
|Name of State/UT||Active Cases||Cured/Discharged/Migrated||Deaths|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||635||2309||41|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu||364||1862||2|
|Jammu and Kashmir||7630||26193||657|
(The information mentioned above has been taken from the official website of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare)
Posted By: Aalok Sensharma