NEW DELHI: Indian on Sunday achieved a grim milestone after recording the highest single-day spike of 64,399 coronavirus cases, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
As many as 861 deaths were reported in the country in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative toll to 43,379.
With the new cases, the country’s coronavirus count has reached 21,53,011 including 6,28,747 active cases and 14,80,885 cured/discharged/migrated.
Maharashtra has 1,47,355 active coronavirus cases, the highest in the country.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 7,19,364 samples were tested on August 8 while over 2.41 crores samples so far have been tested in the country.