India’s COVID tally crosses 36 lakh; death toll nearing 65,000

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New Delhi (NVI): India’s coronavirus tally crossed the 36 lakh-mark and stands at 36,21,246 with a spike of 78,512 new cases in the last 24 hours, Union Health Ministry confirmed

The country’s death toll has gone up to 64,469 with 971 new fatalities being reported during this period.

As many as 27,74,801 COVID-19 patients have been cured and discharged so far,
while active COVID-19 cases in India now stand at 7,81,975.

With this, the recovery rate stands above 76 percent at 76.63 percent in India.

In the worst-affected Maharashtra, the coronavirus cases climbed to 7,80,689, followed by Andhra Pradesh with 4,24,767 cases, and Tamil Nadu with 4,22,085 cases.

Other states with high virus cases are Karnataka (3,35,928), Uttar Pradesh (2,25,632) and West Bengal (1,59,785).

The coronavirus cases in national capital have increased to 1,73,390 with 4,426 deaths reported so far, according to the Health Ministry data.

In terms of deaths, Maharashtra tops the tally with 24,399 fatalities, ministry said.

According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the total number of samples tested for COVID-19 up to August 30 is 4,23,07,914 including 8,46,278 samples tested yesterday.

Meanwhile, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan yesterday expressed hope that we should have very significant control over COVID-19 by Diwali. “Hopefully that in the next couple of months, maybe by Diwali time, we should have a very significant control over the coronavirus,” he said.

-RJV