With a single-day spike of over 69,000 COVID-19 cases, India’s total tally on Sunday crossed the three million mark.

The total death due to the virus climbed to 56,706, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) data said.

It may be mentioned here that of the total 30,44,941 cases, the active cases are 7,07,668 as many as 22,80,566 patients have been cured and discharged so far.

The country took over 200 days to hit the three million-mark since the first COVID-19 case was reported on January 30.

The MoHFW data further revealed that the fatality rate has dropped down to 1.86 per cent while the rate of recovery has climbed to 74.90 per cent.

In the last 24 hours, the country recorded net addition of 10,338 new cases as 57,989 patients recovered and 912 others died of the deadly virus.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) informed that 8,01,147 more samples were tested on Saturday, taking the total sample tested to 3,52,92,220 in the country.

Globally, India remains the third worst-hit nation after the US and Brazil with 56,67,179 and 35,82,362 coronavirus cases respectively.

As many as 2,31,34,358 persons have so far been affected across the world, of which 8,04,416 succumbed to the virus.

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