According to the Union Health Ministry, 10 states and UTs are contributing 81% of the high number of daily recoveries - nearly 74,000.
COVID-19 HIGHLIGHTS| TN MP Su Venkatesan tests positive; state reports 3,057 new infections, 33 deaths
Total cases in the state are now 7,03,250 out of which 32,960 are active cases. 6,59,432 patients have discharged while the death toll stands at 10,858.
As many as 26,388,633 patients have recovered from the disease worldwide.
The number of people who have been discharged so far increased to 1,13,771, while 18 more deaths took the toll to 1,253.
The total cases include 9,42,217 active cases, 53,52,078 cured/discharged/migrated & 99,773 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare's latest update.
Both the Delhi Police and the Delhi Commission For Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) have jointly rescued several children during this time.
COVID-19 HIGHLIGHTS | Rajasthan imposes section 144 in eleven districts due to rising coronavirus cases
Section 144 CrPC imposed in Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Udaipur, Sikar, Pali & Nagaur due to increasing COVID case, announced Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot.
The prime minister has been regularly holding meetings to review the pandemic situation across the country with a focus on states/UTs where the situation is more serious.
Some states are reportedly mandating manufacturers and suppliers located in the state to restrict their oxygen supplies to the hospitals of the state.
COVID-19 HIGHLIGHTS | India crosses six crore mark in testing; 11,36,613 samples taken in single day
Recently, increasing number of cases were reported from states like Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Naidu.
In terms of recoveries, India is in the pole position, followed by Brazil and the US, according to the Johns Hopkins University which has been compiling COVID-19 data from all over the world.
It was mandatory for all legislators to carry their COVID-19 test report to attend the House proceedings.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said with 1,541 more patients discharged from hospitals, the number of recovered cases increased to 1,25,019.
Metro rail operations are being resumed in a graded manner from Sept 7. Those metro systems which have more than one line will open different lines from Sept 7, in a calibrated manner.
India's COVID-19 tally neared the three million mark after 69,878 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, informed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday.