New Delhi: After a surge of over 60,000 cases for the fourth consecutive day, India’s tally of coronavirus or COVID-19 cases climbed to 22,15,075 on Monday. The death toll from the pandemic inched closer to 45,000-mark after 1,007 people succumbed to the disease in a day. Also Read - Pak PM Shehbaz Sharif Told Maryam Nawaz's Son-in-law Wants To Import Power Plant From India | Audio Goes Viral

Single-day spike of 62,064 cases and 1,007 deaths reported in India, in the last 24 hours. The COVID-19 tally rises to 22,15,075 including 6,34,945 active cases, 15,35,744 cured/discharged/migrated & 44,386 deaths”, said Ministry of Health.  Also Read - Khosta-2, New COVID-Like Virus Found In Russian Bats, Can Infect Humans - All You Need To Know

Meanwhile, the number of people cured in the country crossed the 15 lakh-mark, the government said, adding that recoveries are over twice the number of active cases (6,28,747) of coronavirus infection at present.  However, infection still remains concentrated in 10 states that contribute more than 80% of the new cases, asserted the health ministry. Also Read - ‘Looking For Peace With Neighbours’: Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif Rakes Up Kashmir Issue at UNGA

Key developments: 

Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state with a total of 5,03,084 cases and 17,367 deaths, followed by Tamil Nadu with 2,90,906 cases and 4,808 deaths. The southern state is followed by Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh.

The total number of COVID-19 samples tested up to 9th August is 2,45,83,558 including 4,77,023 samples tested yesterday, said Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Agra reported a surge of 38 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking its tally to 2,103. This was after 20,000 students trooped to the district on Sunday to appear for the B.Ed entrance examination at 42 centres set up by the Agra University.

Andhra Pradesh reported 10,820 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 2,27,860, while 98 fatalities pushed the death toll to 2,036. Three districts reported fresh cases in four digit numbers while the remaining ten districts reported three-digit Covid numbers.

Nearly 3,800 central security force personnel have contracted the deadly virus in almost all the states in northeast  region.  According to the health officials, the eight northeastern states have so far recorded around 75,000 Covid-19 cases, including 57,714 in Assam.

Rajasthan detects 598 new COVID-19 positive cases & 6 deaths today till now, pushing the state’s tally to 53,095.

1,256 new COVID-19 cases, 1,587 recoveries, and 10 deaths reported in Telangana, taking the total number of cases to 80,751, including 22,528 active cases, 57,586 recoveries and 637 deaths so far.

(With agency inputs)