India’s Covid-19 tally crosses 33 lakh; death toll tops 60,000

New Delhi (NVI): India’s coronavirus tally crossed the 33 lakh-mark today and stands at 33,10,234, with the confirmation of biggest single-day spike 75,760 in last 24 hours, Union Health Ministry said.

The country’s death toll has gone up to 60,472 with 1,023 new fatalities being reported during this period.

So far, 25,23,772 patients have been cured and recovered all over the country. With this, the recovery rate remains above 76 percent but slips to 76.24 percent from 76.30 percent.

In worst-hit Maharashtra, the COVID-19 cases climbed to 7,18,711, followed by Tamil Nadu with 3,97,261 cases, and Andhra Pradesh with 3,82,469 cases.

The other worst affected states are Karnataka (3,09,406), Uttar Pradesh (2,03,028), Delhi (1,65,764) and West Bengal (1,47,775).

Maharashtra has also reported the highest number of fatalities at 23,089 followed by 6,839 in Tamil Nadu.

The death toll in the national capital rose to 4,347, while another 1,65,764 patients in Delhi have recovered so far, the healthy ministry data shows.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the total of 3,85,76,510 samples were tested for COVID-19 in the country till August 26. Of these, 9,24,998 were tested yesterday.

Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced a complete lockdown in the state on September 7, 11, and 12, amid rising coronavirus cases in the state.

-RJV