India’s coronavirus cases reached 35,42,733 on Sunday, after the Ministry of Health reported a rise of 78,761 cases in the last 24 hours. The toll rose by 948 to 63,498. India has 7,65,302 active cases now.

The total number of samples collected till Saturday stood at 4,14,61,636 with 10,55,027 samples collected on August 29, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research, ANI reported.

Maharashtra has reported 7,64,281 infections, the most number of cases in any state so far, followed by Tamil Nadu with 4,15,590 infection. Andhra Pradesh stood at the third spot with 4,14,164 cases. Karnataka has 3,27,076 infections, while Uttar Pradesh reported 2,19,457 cases.

India on Friday reported 77,266 new cases, which was reportedly the largest daily rise globally at the time.

The Centre on Saturday announced further guidelines to ease lockdown regulations, even as case numbers continue to rise. Metro rail services will gradually be opened in cities.

Credit: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India still has the third-most coronavirus cases in the world, after the United States and Brazil. However, experts predict Brazil will soon drop to third on the list. Currently, the US has 59.60 lakh cases of the virus, while Brazil has 38,46,153 cases. In the US, 1,82,752 people have died of the infection so far, according to Johns Hopkins University.