A day after standing as the first country in the world to report more than 80,000 new COVID cases in a single day, India on Monday surpassed the 3.4 million cases-mark.
According to the latest bulletin released by the Union Health Ministry, Indian states and union territories logged a total of 78,512 new cases in the last 24 hours.
While the total caseload of the country now stands at 36,21,246, the government of India claimed the sudden spike in cases as the result of the higher numbers of people being tested. On the other hand, the registered 971 deaths in the last 24 hours taking the total death toll to 64,469.
Of the total coronavirus cases registered so far, 7,81,975 are noted to be active cases undergoing treatment as 27,74,802 people were cured/discharged/migrated.
A total number of samples tested up to 30th August is 4,23,07,914 including 8,46,278 samples tested on Sunday.
Meanwhile in Andhra Pradesh overtook Tamil Nadu as the second worst-hit state in the country with over 10,000 cases for the fifth straight day as its tally of 4.24 lakh.
Telangana recorded 1,873 new coronavirus cases out of which 9 were fatal in the last 24 hours. With this, the state’s overall tally has reached to 1,24,963 along with 827 fatalities, Telangana’s COVID-19 bulletin said on Monday.