India recorded biggest ever spike of 69,652 new COVID-19 cases and 977 deaths in the last 24 hours. The current spike in coronavirus cases in India took the overall COVID-19 tally to 28,36,926, including 6,86,395 active cases, 20,96,665 recoveries and 53,866 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's latest data.
The higher number of coronavirus cases can be attributed to increase in daily COVID-19 tests; India conducted over 9 lakh tests in the past 24 hours. The Indian Council of Medical Research's (ICMR) latest data suggests the total number of samples tested up to August 19 is 3,26,61,252, including 9,18,470 samples tested yesterday.
India had crossed 20-lakh cases on August 7. And, in just 13 days, the country has registered more than eight lakh new cases.
Coronavirus case tally in Maharashtra has breached six lakh-mark, and the active cases stand at 1,60,728 while death tally at 21,033. Delhi's active cases stand at 11,137, and the state has reported 4,235 deaths. Active cases in Andhra Pradesh stand at 86,725. The state's death tally has risen to 2,906.
World over, coronavirus cases have surged to 22,580,254, including 791,002 deaths. As many as 15,301,278 have also recovered across the world so far. The US tops the tally with 57 lakh COVID-19 cases, followed by Brazil with 34.6 lakh cases. India is the third most affected country. Experts suggest if cases continue to rise with the current pace, India could soon surpass these countries.
Here is the state-wise active coronavirus case tally:-
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