Coronavirus Update: India records another spike of over 76000 cases; death toll reaches 62,500

New Delhi: India has recorded the highest number of new coronavirus cases in 24 hours over the globe, for a 24th consecutive day. Breaking its own record, the nation saw its most noticeably terrible ever single-day spike of 76,472 affirmed coronavirus cases in a single day, taking its complete to 34,63,973.

As many as 1,021 fatalities reported on Friday, the nation’s loss of life presently stood at 62,500, just behind Mexico’s death toll (63,076). India recorded another dismal achievement by surpassing Brazil as the nation with second highest Covid active cases.

This is the fourth consecutive day that India reported more than 1,000 deaths. The Covid-19 case fatality rate, however, has further declined to 1.81 per cent. There are 7,52,424 active coronavirus cases in the country currently, which account for 21.72 per cent of the total caseload, the data showed.

The number of recovered patients is now 26,48,999 after 65,050 people recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours. With this, the recovery rate of India mounted to 76.47% of the total caseload.

The five most affected states in terms of count of cases are Maharashtra (7,47,995), Tamil Nadu (4,09,238), Andhra Pradesh (4,03,616), Karnataka (3,18,752), and Uttar Pradesh (2,13,824).

Delhi has recorded its most elevated single-day spike in August, with 1,808 coronavirus cases, taking its count to 169,412.

According to Indian Council of Medical Research,  The total number of samples tested up to 28th August is 40,406,609 including 9,28,761 samples tested yesterday”

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