India’s total COVID-19 caseload crosses 3.5 million; Reports more than 1000 deaths on Saturday too

August 30, 2020 0 By FM

With 78,761 new positive cases reported on Saturday, the total COVID-19 tally of India crossed the 35 lakh mark to reach 35,426,27 as of now. Of this, 7,679,39 are active at present and 27,110,06 patients have recovered, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). 

The fatality rate continued at more than 1000 per day in the last one week including Saturday. With 1,021 new deaths reported in the past 24 hours total death toll reached 63,682 now, while the government said that India’s COVID cases and fatalities are one of the lowest compared to the global averages. 
Maharashtra reported 16,867 new cases, 11,541 patients discharged and 328 deaths on Saturday. Delhi recorded 1,954 fresh COVID-19 cases on the day taking the tally to over 1.71 lakh, while the deaths from the disease mounted to 4,404, authorities said. Maharashtra continued to have the highest number of COVID caseload followed by Tamil Nadu (415590) and Andhra Pradesh (414164).

As per the data from the health ministry, eight states including Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha and Telangana contributed around 73 per cent of the active caseload, as on Saturday.

Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal accounted for 81 per cent of total deaths due to coronavirus infection in the country.