: India has recorded its worst ever single-day spike of over 57,100 coronavirus
cases, taking its tally to 1,697,054. The country’s death toll now stands at 36,551. With coronavirus
cases rising at a record speed , several states like Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Mizoram have extended their lockdown till August 31. Some others like Uttar Pradesh have imposed weekend lockdowns to curb corona cases. In the wake of festivals like Bakrid and Raksha Bandhan, there will be no lockdown this weekend in Dehradun, Haridwar, Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar districts of Uttarakhand. Andhra Pradesh has again reported record over 10,376 coronavirus cases — it’s third straight daily addition of over 10,000 cases — taking its aggregate to 140,933.
Coronavirus world update: Worldometer has reported record 282,095 new cases worldwide in the past 24 hours. As many as 17,745,592 people around the world have been diagnosed with Covid-19. While more than 11,151,794 have recovered, 682,196 have died so far.
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