With a record single-day spike of 64,399 cases, India's COVID-19 tally zoomed past 21 lakh on Sunday. This is the third consecutive day that the COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 60,000.
According to the Health Ministry's 8 am data, there are a total of 21,53,010 coronavirus cases, including 6,28,747 active cases and 14,80,885 cured. The death toll climbed to 43,379 with 861 more fatalities.
India's coronavirus recovery rate has risen to 68.3 per cent and the fatality rate has declined to 2.04 per cent.
As many as 7,19,364 samples were tested on Saturday, the highest in a day so far. A total of 2,41,06,535 samples have been tested so far, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research.
Maharashtra reported the highest single-day spike of 12,822 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally in the state to 5,03,084. With 275 COVID-19 patients succumbing, the death toll in the state increased to 17,367.
Punjab has reported 23 more fatalities due to COVID-19, pushing the toll to 562, while 998 fresh cases took the state's infection tally to 22,928.
Delhi recorded 1,404 fresh coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking the tally in the city to over 1.44 lakh. The number of daily cases after dipping to three-figure count last Sunday has again shown a rise in the last few days, recording in excess of 1,000.
Eight more people have succumbed to COVID-19 infection in Assam, taking the death toll to 140. The state's tally has climbed to 55,496.
Karnataka and Uttarakhand also witnessed the highest one-day spike at 7,178 and 501 coronavirus cases, respectively. Karnataka's cases tally has surged to 1,72,102 and Uttarakjhand's 9,402.
Here is the state-wise active coronavirus case tally:-
Andaman and Nicobar Islands -831
Andhra Pradesh- 85,486
Arunachal Pradesh -684
Dadra Nagar Haveli-417
Jammu and Kashmir-7,264