NEW DELHI: India has recorded the highest single-day spike of COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus disease) so far after recording 57,118 in 24 hours, pushing the total number of cases to 16,95,988.
There are 5,65,103 active cases, 10,94,374 people have recovered, and 36,511 people died, said the union health ministry.
The health ministry said that India cannot count on herd immunity to stop the coronavirus pandemic given its demography.
Maharashtra reported its biggest single-day spike in fresh cases with 11,000 infections and the total tally is 4,11,798.
Muslims in India observed Eid-ul-Adha and devotees were seen visiting mosques while maintaining social distancing and wearing masks as preventive measures.
To control the outbreak, the Andhra Pradesh government has decided to pay Rs 5000 to plasma donors, in order to promote plasma donation by patients.
Andhra Pradesh has reported the highest single-day spike with 10,376 new COVID-19 cases.
Maharashtra government told the Bombay High Court that it distributed around one lakh sanitary napkins to women and adolescent girls during COVID-19 lockdown.
Globally, there are 1,75,90,152 cases of COVID-19 and out of that, 65,80,972 active cases, 1,03,29,641 people recovered, and 6,79,539 people died.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro recovered from COVID-19 infection and expressed his regret regarding the increase in the number of cases.
Anthony Fauci, a top infectious disease expert in the United States, said that the vaccine will be ready by 2021.