India registered 78,357 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday. The total coronavirus cases rose to 37,69,524 while the death toll climbed to 66,333 with 1,045 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours, the data showed.
The recoveries have surged to 29,019,09 at 76.9 per cent, whereas the fatality rate has declined to 1.75 per cent.
There are 8,01,282 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 21.25 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.
India's COVID-19 cases rose from 20 lakh to 30 lakh in 16 days and 10 lakh to 20 lakh in 21 days. The country's coronavirus tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 and went past 30 lakh on August 23.
ICMR said a total of 10,12,367 tests were conducted in the 24 hours to Tuesday. So far, 4.43 crore samples have been tested till September 1.
Here is the state-wise active coronavirus case tally:
Andaman and Nicobar Islands -400
Andhra Pradesh- 1,01,210
Arunachal Pradesh -1,226
Dadra Nagar Haveli-262
Jammu and Kashmir-8,022