India's COVID-19 tally surpasses 3 mln, deaths near 57,000



by Pankaj Yadav NEW DELHI, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- India's COVID-19 tally surpassed 3 million on Sunday reaching 3,044,940, according to the latest data released by the health ministry. The death toll due to the pandemic in the country also surged to 56,706. As many as 69,239 new cases and 912 deaths were reported during the past 24 hours. According to the data, there are still 707,668 active cases across India, even as 2,280,566 people have been successfully cured and discharged from hospitals. Over the past few weeks, the Indian government's focus has been on ramping up the testing of COVID-19 samples. Till Friday, a total of 34,491,073 samples had been tested, out of which 1,023,836 were...

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