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India Coronavirus Update August 31: 78,512 New cases, 971 Deaths

by Bellamkonda

NEW DELHI: India reported f 78,512 new coronavirus cases, with this cumulative coronavirus cases crossed the 36 lakh mark on August 31, said Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The case load increased to  36,21,246 and the death toll due to the virus rose to  64,469 with fresh 971 deaths reported across the country in the last 24 hours.

India continues to record the highest single-day surge in fresh coronavirus cases since August 4 i.e for the last 26 days. India ranked as the third worst-hit country by the coronavirus pandemic in the world after the United States and Brazil.

According to the data released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on today, a total of  27,74,801 people recovered from the virus and discharged from hospitals till date.

The country’s recovery rate stands at 76.63  per cent while the fatality rate was at 1.78 per cent.

Currently there are  7,81,975 active cases in the country. The Healthy Ministry said that the number of COVID-19 recoveries are much higher than the number of active cases in the country.

To contain the further spread of the virus India has increased the anti-COVID-19 measures including the improvement of COVID-19 tests conducted across the country.  

India had testing  8,46, 278 samples on Sunday, with this a total of 4,23,07, 914 samples were tested for COVID-19 in the country since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

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