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Coronavirus: With spike of 78,761 new cases, India sets global record in terms of highest single-day rise

The total number of cases includes 7,65,302 active cases, 27,13,934 cured/discharged/migrated and 63,498 fatalities.

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Coronavirus: With spike of 78,761 new cases, India sets global record in terms of highest single-day rise
A health worker in PPE takes a nasal sample from labour workers at a construction site for COVID 19 testing, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
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India's COVID-19 case tally crossed 35-lakh mark with a spike of 78,761 new cases and 948 deaths in the last 24 hours, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday.

The COVID-19 tally in the country stands at 35,42,734, the Ministry stated.

The total number of cases includes 7,65,302 active cases, 27,13,934 cured/discharged/migrated and 63,498 fatalities.

It surpassed a July 16 figure of 77,299 cases in the United States, a Reuters tally of official data showed.

The world's second-most populous nation is the third-worst affected globally after the United States and Brazil, but its daily tallies have exceeded those of the other two countries for almost two weeks.

Maharashtra remains the worst affected state with 1,85,467 active cases followed by Andhra Pradesh which has 97,681 active cases.

Delhi reported total 14,040 active cases while Karnataka has reported 86,465 active COVID-19 cases, according to the Ministry.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the total number of samples tested up to Saturday is 4,14,61,636 including 10,55,027 samples tested yesterday.

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