Worst single-day spike of 57,500 COVID cases reported in India, tally reaches 16,97,054

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Srinagar: With over 57,500 fresh coronavirus cases, India has recorded its worst-ever single-day spike, taking its tally to 1,697,054.

According to the Health Ministry data, the country’s death toll now stands at 36,551.

In India, as the infection cases are raising rapidly, many states like Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Mizoram have extended their lockdown till August 31, to stop its further spread.

In other areas including Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh, authorities have extended the lockdown dates to curb COVID cases.

In the wake of festivals like Eid-al-Adha on August 1, and Raksha Bandhan on August 3, authorities have decided to let loose the lockdown in this weekend in Dehradun, Haridwar, Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar districts of Uttarakhand.

India’s south-eastern coastal region, Andhra Pradesh, has again reported record over 10,376 cases, mounting its tally to 140,933.

According to Worldometer, 282,095 new COVID cases were witnessed globally, in the past 24 hours. As many as 17,745,592 people around the world have been diagnosed with the deadly infection and more than 11,151,794 have recovered. the data showed that 682,196 have died so far.


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