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With 78,512 new cases, India's COVID-19 tally crosses 36 lakh

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
August 31, 2020 10:45 IST
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The novel coronavirus tally in India crossed 36 lakh on Monday with 78,512 new cases, while the number of recoveries surged to 27,74,801, pushing the recovery rate to 76.62 per cent, the health ministry said.

IMAGE: Health workers and relatives prepare for a funeral of a COVID-19 patient in Kozhikode,. Photograph: PTI Photo

The death toll climbed to 64,469 with 971 more people succumbing to the infection in a span of 24 hours, according to the ministry data.


There are 7,81,975 active cases of the coronavirus disease in the country, while 27,74,801 people have recovered. The total coronavirus cases rose to 36,21,245, it said.

IMAGE: A relative performs last rites of a family member who died of COVID-19 in New Delhi. Photograph: Manvender Vashist/PTI Photo

The recovery rate has increased to 76.62 per cent, while the fatality rate has declined to 1.78 per cent.

The last five lakh recoveries have been recorded in only eight days in comparison to preceding same number of recoveries, which were recorded in 10 and nine days respectively, the ministry said.

IMAGE: A health worker in personal protective equipment collects a nasal sample from a boy for Covid-19 test in New Delhi. Photograph: Prabhat Mehrotra/ANI Photo

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, a total of 4,23,07,914 samples have been tested so far with 8,46,278 samples being tested on Sunday.

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