The coronavirus tally in India crossed the 71-lakh mark with a spike of 66,732 new cases and 816 deaths in the last 24 hours. With the latest spike in COVID-19 cases, the total case tally in the country now stands at 71,20,539. Of the total cases, 8,61,853 are active COVID-19 cases while a total of 61,49,536 patients have been cured and discharged from different hospitals. With 816 deaths, the coronavirus deaths in India rose to 1,09,150, the Health Ministry data said on Monday.
According to the data from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India conducted 9,94,851 sample tests in a single day on Sunday, taking the total number of samples tested so far to 8,78,72,093. The COVID-19 recovery rate in India stands at 86.17 percent while the fatality rate is 1.54 percent.
Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state with the total number of cases rising to 15,28,226 with 10,792 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday. The death toll has increased 40,349 with 309 new fatalities, the state Health department said. Apart from Maharashtra, the other states that have been severely affected by the deadly virus include Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.