India on Friday recorded 86,432 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 40,23,179. The death toll in the country jumped to 69,561 after 1,089 patients succumbed to the deadly infection.
There are 8,46,395 active cases, while 31,07,223 people have recovered.
India's COVID-19 cases jumped from 10 lakh to 20 lakh in 21 days. It took 16 more days to race past 30 lakh and 13 days more to cross the 40-lakh mark.
It took 110 days for the COVID-19 cases in the country to reach one lakh while it had taken 59 days more to go past the 10-lakh post.
The COVID-19 case fatality rate due to the novel coronavirus infection has further declined to 1.73 per cent.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 4,77,38,491 samples have been tested up to September 4 with 10,59,346 samples being tested on Friday.
India is likely to go past Brazil in the total cases tally soon. Brazil has 40,91,801 cases, while India is at 40,23,179. The United States is the worst-hit country with 6,387,052 cases. The global tally of coronavirus cases stands at 26,772,989. While 18,880,235 have recovered, 876,032 have died so far.
(With PTI inputs)