India records 78761 new coronavirus cases

India records 78761 new coronavirus cases

India's COVID-19 tally surpassed 3.5 million, rising to 3,542,733 as the death toll rose to 63,498 on Sunday, showed the latest data released by the country's health ministry.

A health worker takes a nasal swab sample to test for COVID-19 at a state transport bus stand in Ahmedabad, India, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020.

In the last 24 hours, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh reported the highest number of fresh cases.

Puducherry has registered 211 fatalities, Goa 178, Tripura 98, Chandigarh 45, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 44, Himachal Pradesh 34, Ladakh 32, Manipur 28, Meghalaya 10, Nagaland nine, Arunachal Pradesh five, Sikkim three and Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu two.

The government also said individual states could not impose general lockdowns outside of areas that are considered "containment zones" where clusters of cases have been reported. Lea County now has the sixth-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the state with a total of 1,126, according to Department of Health data.

Schools and colleges will, however, remain closed until the end of September.

There are now a total of 25,283 reported cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico, with 12,913 designated as having recovered.

The total number of tests conducted in the country for detection of coronavirus now stands at 4,14,61,636, the ministry said.

With more than 70,000 cases being added each day, experts say it could be many weeks before the pandemic peaks in the country of 1.3 billion people.

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