India’s Covid-19 tally crosses 35 lakh mark, 78,761 new cases in 24 hours

India’s Covid-19 case tally crosses 35 lakh mark with a spike of 78,761 new cases and 948 deaths in the last 24 hours. Till now 26 lakh people have recuperated from Covid-19.

The total active cases in the country is 7,65,302, 27,13,934 people have been cured/discharged/migrated & 63,498 deaths have been reported so far. India recorded a recovery rate of 76.74%.

For the last four days, India has been detecting more than 75,000 new cases, a figure that no other country has touched. The earlier highest single-day spike in any country was in the United States, which on July 19 reported 74,354 cases, according to the World Health Organisation database.

Top government sources who are part of the team that is monitoring the pandemic situation in the country, reportedly said that the rise in daily numbers appeared to be the result of the higher numbers of people being tested.

India added a record 80,092 fresh Covid cases on Sunday, becoming the first country in the world to cross the 80,000-mark in one single day since the outbreak of the pandemic, even as the week ending August 30 turned out to be the worst of the month.

The 80,000-plus peak comes on a Sunday, when the number of fresh infections have been lower than other days of the week because of a lull in testing on weekends. The highest tally on a Sunday was last recorded on August 9 with 63,851 fresh cases.

With a record over 10.5 lakh tests conducted in a day for detection of COVID-19, the number of such tests performed in the country has crossed 4.14 crore, the Union health ministry said on Sunday. With a record 10,55,027 tests conducted on Saturday, the country has further strengthened the national diagnostic capacity of testing more than 10 lakh samples for COVID-19 daily.