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
Total Cumulative Cumulative
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 635 2309 41
Andhra Pradesh 92208 286720 3541
Arunachal Pradesh 987 2563 5
Assam 19535 76962 274
Bihar 19823 106361 530
Chandigarh 1539 1796 41
Chhattisgarh 10174 14145 231
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 364 1862 2
Delhi 12520 148897 4347
Goa 3351 11511 165
Gujarat 14767 72282 2945
Haryana 9758 47613 634
Himachal Pradesh 1479 3810 32
Jammu and Kashmir 7630 26193 657
Jharkhand 10335 22349 362
Karnataka 83627 211688 5091
Kerala 22408 41690 257
Ladakh 846 1580 25
Madhya Pradesh 12336 43246 1282
Maharashtra 173195 522427 23089
Manipur 1731 3829 25
Meghalaya 1168 874 8
Mizoram 494 473 0
Nagaland 1158 2611 9
Odisha 24348 62813 441
Puducherry 4264 7486 180
Punjab 14640 30231 1219
Rajasthan 14099 59579 992
Sikkim 407 1076 3
Tamil Nadu 52362 338060 6839
Telengana 27600 86095 788
Tripura 3126 6697 85
Uttarakhand 4806 11524 219
Uttar Pradesh 51317 148562 3149
West Bengal 26954 117857 2964
Total 725991 2523771 60472

(The information mentioned above has been taken from the official website of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare)

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma