With a single-day spike of 78,761 fresh cases and 948 deaths, India’s COVID-19 tally on Sunday reached 35,42,733 cases, the union health ministry informed.
Of the total cases, 7,65,302 are active, which include 12,878 cases that came up in the last 24 hours.
A total of 27,13,933 patients have recovered from the infection so far.
With 64,935 recoveries in a day, the recovery rate reached 76.47 per cent and the fatality rate was 1.81 per cent.
So far, 63,498 people have died of the disease.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state with 7,47,995 cases and 23,775 deaths followed by Tamil Nadu with 4,09,238 cases and 7,050 deaths.
Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, West Bengal and Bihar come next.
According to fresh Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data, India achieved a record number of 10,55,027 tests in a single day on Saturday taking the total number of samples tested so far to 4,14,61,636.
A total of 1,583 laboratories are conducting COVID-19 tests across the country.
Of these, 1,003 are government labs while 580 are private.
A total of 811 laboratories are conducting Real-Time RT-PCR for Covid-19 while the TrueNat Test is being conducted by 651 labs.
The CBNAAT Test for Covid-19 is being carried out by 121 labs across the nation.