India registers highest single-day spike with 86,432 new Covid-19 cases; death toll reaches 69,561

India has registered over 80,000 new coronavirus cases for the third day in a row.
A health worker takes a nasal swab sample to test for Covid-19 at a check post erected to screen people coming from outside the city, in Ahmedabad, India.(AP)
A health worker takes a nasal swab sample to test for Covid-19 at a check post erected to screen people coming from outside the city, in Ahmedabad, India.(AP)
Updated on Sep 05, 2020 10:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai

India’s tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) reached 4,023,179 after 86,432 new cases were recorded across the country in the highest single-day spike, according to the Union health ministry on Saturday.

The death toll in the country – third worst-hit after the United States – reached 69,561 after 1,089 patients succumbed to the viral disease between Friday and Saturday.

India has registered over 80,000 new coronavirus cases for the third day in a row.

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As of Saturday, there are 846,395 are active cases, 21.04% of which account for India’s total caseload.

After 70,072 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, the country’s recovery rate has reached 77.23%, according to the health ministry data.

India had surpassed the four million-mark in terms of the total cases on Friday as the virus’ spread continued to widen in the country.

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