Record 75,760 COVID-19 cases in a day in India
Published: 01:57 PM, 27 August 2020 Updated: 04:51 PM, 27 August 2020
The highest single-day spike of over 75,000 new coronavirus cases has been recorded in India in the last 24 hours. With this, the country’s COVID-19 tally crossed 33-lakh mark.
According to the Ministry of Health data, a record 75,760 infections were registered in a day, taking the total coronavirus caseload to 33,10,234. Besides, the death toll from the pandemic climbed to 60,472 with 1,023 fatalities being reported in 24 hours.
Meanwhile, active COVID-19 cases in the country stand at 7,25,991, while 25,23,771 people have recovered. The rate of recovery has risen to 76.24 per cent while the COVID-19 case fatality rate has declined to 1.83 per cent.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), over 3.85 crore samples have been tested up to August 26 with 9,24,998 samples being tested on Wednesday.
The state of Maharashtra has the highest number of active cases with 1,73,195 cases and 23,089 patients succumbed to the disease there. Delhi has a recovery rate of 90 per cent followed by Tamil Nadu with 85 per cent. Bihar stood at number three with a recovery rate of 83.80 per cent. Meanwhile, Assam has the lowest Case Fatality Rate (CFR) of 0.27 per cent in the country, followed Kerala with 0.39 per cent.