A single-day spike of 61,408 infections has taken India’s coronavirus caseload to 31,06,348, data from the Union Health Ministry this morning showed. The number of deaths climbed to 57,542 with 836 people dying of the disease in a span of 24 hours.
Recoveries among COVID-19 patients in the country surged to 23,38,035, pushing India’s recovery rate to 75.27 per cent.
Maharashtra accounts for the maximum of cases (6,82,383), followed by Tamil Nadu (3,79,385), Andhra Pradesh (3,53,111), Karnataka (2,77,814), Uttar Pradesh (1,87,781) and Delhi (1,61,466).
Maharashtra, the worst-hit state in the country, reported 10,441 new coronavirus cases, pushing the total count in the state to 6,82,383.
Delhi recorded 1,450 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the city’s highest single-day spike in August, taking the tally to over 1.61 lakh while the death count rose to 4,300. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reiterated on Sunday said that the Metro rail services in Delhi should be resumed in a phased manner on an experimental basis as the coronavirus situation has improved.