With nearly 79,000 new cases of COVID-19, India passes 35 lakh mark

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Published: August 30,2020 10:40 AM
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August 30, 2020: India on Sunday recorded 78,761 cases of the coronavirus disease in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry data. This pushed the nationwide tally to 3,542,733.

August 30, 2020: India on Sunday recorded 78,761 cases of the coronavirus disease in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry data. This pushed the nationwide tally to 3,542,733.





The number of active cases in the country stand at 7,65,302, while the death toll has reached 63,498. The Health Ministry update on Sunday said that 948 people died due to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.



The Ministry, meanwhile, said on Saturday that the country’s recovery rate has reached 76.47 per cent which it said has been made possible by the strategic policy of “testing aggressively, tracking comprehensively and treating efficiently” in supervised home-isolation, facility-isolation and hospitals.





The case fatality rate (CFR) has also been low when compared to the global average. It is on a continuous decline and currently stands at 1.81 per cent, the Health Ministry said.



Seven states - Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal - account for 81% of total Covid-19 deaths, the Health Ministry data revealed.