Covid-19 Update: 78,512 cases in 24 hours, testing crosses 4.23 crore mark
Maharashtra reported the highest number of cases in the past 24 hours
The government of India has termed reports by certain media houses claiming 80,000 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours as baseless. The government statement released on August 31 by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) regarding the daily update of COVID-19, has clarified that the number is less than 80,000.
“India has registered 78,512 cases in the last 24 hours (Sunday, 30th August 2020). Hence the report by certain Media Entities of about 80,000 cases in the last 24 hours is without any basis,” the official release mentioned.
It said that over 43 per cent of the total cases were recorded in three states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka in the past 24 hours while around 50 per cent of deaths were also recorded from these states.
In the past 24 hours, India has reported around 78,512 fresh cases of COVID-19 infection while 971 deaths were also recorded, according to the government data. Around 60,868 people were either discharged, cured or migrated in the past 24 hours.
Out of the cases recorded in the past one day, around 70 per cent were reported from seven states of Maharashtra which contributes 21 per cent of the total cases, Andhra Pradesh reported 13.5 per cent of the cases, Karnataka contributes 11.27 per cent, Tamil Nadu contributed 8.27 per cent of the cases, West Bengal reported 3.85 per cent of the total cases and Odisha reported 3.84 per cent.
Maharashtra reported the highest number of cases in the past 24 hours. It reported 16,208 and 296 deaths. Around 7,690 people were discharged from the hospital. Andhra Pradesh followed it closely with 10,603 new infections in the past 24 hours. The state also recorded 88 new deaths while Karnataka recorded 8,852 new cases and 106 new deaths in the past 24 hours. National capital Delhi also reported over 2,000 fresh cases in the past 24 hours and 22 more deaths were also reported.
As far as the total number of tests are concerned, India has reached another milestone in COVID-19 testing. With close to 8.5 lakh tests in the past 24 hours, the total number of tests has crossed 4.23 crore mark. The government has said that it aims to conduct 10 lakh cases a day.
With over 78,000 fresh cases in the past, India has crossed the 36 lakh cases mark. The total number of cases stands at 36,21,245 out of which 27,74,801 people have been cured. Unfortunately, 64,469 people have lost their lives. The number of active cases stands at 7,81,975.