India witnessed its biggest single-day spike of 80,000 Covid-19 cases on Monday, August 31, 2020. Covid-19 has wreaked havoc in India, more so in August. On Sunday, 78,761 corona cases were detected that has marked the biggest single-day spike of cases in the world. In the last 24 hours, 971 deaths have been reported according to the Health Ministry figures. India has even crossed the record of the USA in terms of a spike of cases in a single day.
In India, Covid-19 tally has already crossed 36 lakh mark. A total number of 36,21,246 cases have come up till now. Out of that, there are 7,81,975 active cases whereas 27,74,802 number of people have been recovered from Coronavirus, marking the recovery rate at 76.6%. Unfortunately, till now 64,469 people have succumbed to death due to Covid-19.
The fatality rate has declined to 1.78%, which is positive news for India. The caseload of Covid-19 has increased from 20 lakh to 30 lakh in 16 days whereas earlier it took a time of 21 days to reach from 10 lakh to 20 lakh. To reach one lakh cases in India, it took 110 days. On the other hand, Coronavirus cases have crossed 10 lakh mark in just 59 days.
India has experienced the highest single-day spike in Coronavirus cases on Sunday since the unlock has begun. Now Unlock 4.0 have been announced by the government under which metro services can start once again. Containment zones have to follow the restrictions, and the Unlock 4.0 guidelines will not be applicable to containment zones. According to the government’s order, schools and colleges will continue to remain shut till September 31.
The South-Indian state of Tamil Nadu has extended the lockdown till September 30 with most restrictions eased. All places of worship, hotels and resorts can be reopened. There will be no complete lockdown on Sundays in Tamil Nadu. Big showrooms and shopping malls are also allowed to reopen with specific guidelines that are a must to follow.
Delhi and Madhya Pradesh witnessed the highest jump in the number of cases whereas case counts in Gujrat have been suppressed. Maharashtra reported a total number of 16,408 cases with 296 fatalities. Andhra Pradesh overtook Tamil Nadu and became the second spot after Maharashtra with the highest number of cases. ICMR affirmed, “Over 4.14 crore samples tested so far”.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total number of 4,14,61,636 samples have been tested up to August 29, with a record 10,55,027 samples being tested on Saturday. Delhi recorded its highest single-day spike of 2,024 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, taking the total to over 1.73 lakh, while the toll mounted to 4,426 with 22 new fatalities, authorities said. This is the highest single-day spike in the national capital in the last nearly 50 days, according to PTI.
On a positive note, a total of 1,249 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours, said a Delhi government bulletin. The number of containment zones has gone up to 820 from 803, as was the case on the previous day. Maharashtra reported 16,408 new cases and 296 deaths while Gujarat’s overall case count shot up to over 95,000.