New Delhi: In another grim milestone, India on Friday registered another record single-day spike, with  77,266 fresh Coronavirus cases, pushing the total infection tally to 33.87 lakh. Further, 1,057 COVID-related deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. The total fatalities owing to Coronavirus now stands at 61,529. Also Read - US CDC Calls COVID-19 Airborne, Backtracks Later

“COVID-19 case tally in the country stands at 33,87,501 including 7,42,023 active cases, 25,83,948 cured/discharged/migrated & 61,529 deaths,” the Health Ministry said in a statement. Also Read - Thailand Travel News: A Special 90-Day Visa For Tourists - All You Need To Know

India though the third worst-hit at present, after the US and Brazil, has been reporting the highest number of daily coronavirus cases in the world for the last three weeks. No other country has reported such continued surge since the pandemic surfaced in China’s Wuhan city in December 2019. Also Read - Durga Puja 2020 News: Preparations For Low-Key Celebrations to Avoid COVID-19 Spread - All You Need to Know

Recoveries have crossed the 25-lakh mark and surged to 25,83,948 with 60,177 more people recuperating in the past 24 hours, taking the recovery rate to 76.28 per cent. The actual caseload of the country is the active cases, which currently stands at 7,42,023. The silver lining is that the recoveries are over three times more than the active cases.

In India the fatality rate, which is the proportion of people who die from the disease among individuals diagnosed, has dropped to 1.81 per cent, the Health Ministry said. The positivity rate, which is the percentage of samples coming out to be positive out of the tests conducted, stands at 8.5 per cent.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit with a total of 7,33,568 cases and 23,444 deaths; followed by Tamil Nadu with 4,03,242 cases and 6,948 deaths. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, West Bengal, and Bihar come next.

The total number of samples tested up till August 27 is 3,94,77,848 including 9,01,338 samples that were tested yesterday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said in a statement.