India’s COVID tally crosses 32 lakh; death toll nearing 60,000

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New Delhi (NVI): The coronavirus cases in India saw a rise of 67,151 in the last 24 hours, taking the total number to 32,34,474, Union Health Ministry confirmed.

The country’s death toll has gone up to 59,449 with 1,059 new fatalities being reported during this period.

So far, 24,67,759 people have been cured and discharged, while number of active cases stands at 7,07,267 in the country.

With this, the recovery rate stands above 76 percent at 76.30 percent in India.

In the worst-affected Maharashtra, the coronavirus cases climbed to 7,03,823, followed by Tamil Nadu with 3,91,303 cases, and Andhra Pradesh with 3,71,639 cases.

Other states with high virus cases are Karnataka (2,91,826), Uttar Pradesh (1,97,388) and West Bengal (1,44,801).

The coronavirus cases in national capital have increased to 1,64,071 with 4,330 deaths reported so far, according to the Health Ministry data.

In terms of deaths, Maharashtra again tops the tally with 22,794 fatalities, ministry said.

According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the total number of samples tested up to August 25 is 3,76,51,512 including 8,23,992 samples tested yesterday.

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has called an urgent meeting today to discuss rising number of COVID-19 cases in the national capital. Health Minister Satyendar Jain, Chief Secretary Vijay Dev and senior officials will attend the meeting.

-RJV