With a record single-day increase of 27,114 cases, India’s COVID-19 tally zoomed past the eight-lakh mark on Saturday, just four days after crossing the seven-lakh post, according to health ministry data.
The total coronavirus caseload in the country surged to 8,20,916 on Saturday while the death toll climbed to 22,123 with 519 people succumbing to the disease in 24 hours, the updated data at 8 am showed.
This was the eighth consecutive day that COVID-19 cases in the country increased by more than 22,000.
The rise in the number of coronavirus cases has gained pace significantly.
It took 110 days for the number of cases in the country to reach one lakh but just 53 days more to race past the eight-lakh mark.
Karnataka records biggest single-day spike of 2,313; toll crosses 500 mark
Karnataka on Friday reported the biggest single-day spike of 2,313 new COVID-19 cases and 57 related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 33,418 and death toll to 543, the health department said. The day also saw a record 1,003 patients getting discharged after recovery. Out of 2,313 fresh cases reported, a whopping 1,447 cases were from Bengaluru urban alone.
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