COVID-19 cases in India continues to surge uncontrollably as a total of 78,512 fresh cases were reported in the past 24-hours, the union health ministry said on Monday
With this, national tally mounted to 3,621,245, the union health ministry further revealed on Monday.
"With 971 more deaths, the toll has climbed to 64,469 so far," the ministry added
It may be mentioned here that of the total confirmed cases, 7,81,975 are active cases, while a total of 2,77,48,01 have recovered from the virus so far.
With 60,868 recoveries in a day, the recovery rate stood at 76.61 per cent while the fatality rate is 1.79 per cent, the health ministry further informed.
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Meanwhile, Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state and the total COVID-19 cases in the state stand at 7,64,281 with a total of 24,103 deaths.
Maharashtra is followed by Tamil Nadu with 4,15,590 COVID-19 cases and 7,137 deaths.
Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, West Bengal, and Bihar come next.
COVID-19 cases have breached the 1 lakh mark in Assam as well and the total cases detected in the state so far is 1,05,774.
On Sunday, a total of 1980 COVID-19 cases detected in Assam and 1417 patients were discharged from various hospitals of the state.
A total of 296 persons have lost their lives in the battle against COVID-19 and it is feared that the number will rise further in the coming few days.
In terms of total cases reported, Assam is ranked 10th in the country.
Meanwhile, according to the fresh data from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India conducted 8,46,278 tests in a single day on Sunday taking the total number of samples tested so far to 4,23,07,914.
A total of 1,583 laboratories are conducting COVID-19 tests across the country.
Of these, 1,003 are government labs while 580 are private.
A total of 811 laboratories are conducting Real-Time RT-PCR for Covid-19 while the TrueNat Test is being conducted by 651 labs.
The CBNAAT Test for Covid-19 is being carried out by 121 labs across the nation.
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