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India’s COVID-19 case tally nearing 35 lakh


The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday informed that 76,472 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally to 34.63 lakh.

The biggest daily surge of over 77,000 cases was reported on August 28 followed by 75,760 cases reported on August 27.

62,550 deaths due to coronavirus

Also, 1,021 COVID-19 related deaths were reported by the ministry during this period. The addition of the fresh fatalities has taken India’s death toll due to the deadly virus to 62,550. Notably, the daily death count due to COVID-19 has remained above 900 for the past many days. Previously, it had crossed the 1,000-mark on August 28.

Similarly, the case count has remained well past the 60,000-mark for the past few days. However, the biggest surge of over 77,000 cases was reported on August 28.

26.48 lakh patients recovered

Of the 34.63 lakh coronavirus cases reported so far, over 7.52 lakh are active cases of the virus. It is marginally less than 22 per cent of the total caseload. Interestingly, 26.48 lakh cases have recovered from the viral infection so far.

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Thus, the country’s recovery rate stands at 76.47 per cent. In fact, the recovery rate marginally dipped for the first time on August 27 because of the surge in active cases.

Over 4.04 crore samples tested

So far, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), over 4.04 crore samples for COVID-19 have been tested in the country. Of the total samples tested, 10.23 lakh samples were tested on August 21. Notably, it was the highest number of samples tested in a day. The second-highest number of over 9.28 lakh samples was tested on August 28.

“In pursuance of the ‘test, track and treat’ strategy, India is geared up to reach the testing capacity of 10 lakh tests per day,” the health ministry said.

1,021 deaths in a day

Of the 1,021 deaths reported in a day, 331 are from Maharashtra, 102 from Tamil Nadu and 135 from Karnataka. Eighty-one deaths are from Andhra Pradesh, 56 from West Bengal and 77 from Uttar Pradesh. Gujarat has reported 14 deaths and Delhi 20 deaths, while Madhya Pradesh reported 17 deaths. Punjab has reported 51 deaths.

Eight deaths were registered in Odisha, whereas 20 deaths were reported from Bihar. Nine deaths have been reported due to COVID-19 in Telangana. Twelve deaths have been reported from Rajasthan and seven from Jammu and Kashmir.

Eight fatalities have been reported from Assam, 15 from Haryana and 11 from Uttarakhand. Nine deaths have been reported from Puducherry. Eight deaths have been reported from Jharkhand and seven from Kerala.


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