India’s COVID tally crosses 31 lakh; death toll 57,542

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New Delhi (NVI): The coronavirus cases in India saw a rise of 61,408 in the last 24 hours, taking the total number to 31,06,348, Union Health Ministry confirmed today.

The country’s death toll has now gone up to 57,542 with 836 new fatalities being reported during this period.

So far, 23,38,036 people have been cured and discharged, while number of active cases stands at 7,10,771 in the country. With this recovery rate further improved to 75 per cent in India.

In the worst-affected Maharashtra, the coronavirus cases climbed to 6,82,383, followed by Tamil Nadu with 3,79,385 cases, and Andhra Pradesh with 3,53,111 cases.

Other states with high virus cases are Karnataka (2,77,814), Uttar Pradesh (1,87,781) and West Bengal (1,32,364).

The coronavirus cases in national capital have increased to 1,61,428 with 4,298 deaths reported so far, according to the Health Ministry data.

In terms of deaths, Maharashtra again tops the tally with 22,253 fatalities, ministry said.

According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), as on August 21, the cumulative number of 3,59,02,137 samples have been tested so far and 6,09,917 samples were tested yesterday.

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urges Centre to resume the metro rail services and cites the Capital’s improving situation of the coronavirus crisis to support it.