COVID-19 Status in India as on 30 August
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India added nearly 79,000 fresh cases to its Covid-19 tally on 29 August, the highest single-day surge recorded in any country so far, taking the national caseload past the 3.5 million (35 lakh) mark amid an unprecedented spike in the pandemic numbers over the past seven days, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The coronavirus death toll in the country has risen to 63,498, while 27,13,933 coronavirus patients have been discharged. Out of the total cases, 7,65,302 are active.

The rise in cases in India over the past week has been even sharper. The country has recorded 4,96,070 cases in seven days while going from a caseload of 30 lakh to 35 lakh, at an average of 70,867 cases per day.

This is the highest number recorded during a seven-day period in the world, higher than the US’s worst spikes in July. The record addition of fresh cases on Saturday was in no small measure due to a massive rise in cases in Maharashtra, which reported 16,867 fresh infections. This was a huge jump from the state’s previous highest of 14,888 recorded on August 26.

Source:
1. https://www.mohfw.gov.in/
2. https://health.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/industry/india-sets-grim-world-record-with-79k-fresh-cases-in-a-day/77829455
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