A marginal fall in spike of COVID-19 cases was observed as India reported 61,408 new cases in last 24 hours on August 24. With 836 deaths in a day, country's toll stands at 57,542. The COVID tally of the country crossed 31 lakh-mark. With 57,468 recoveries in last 24 hours, 23,38,036 have recovered from the novel virus so far. According to the Health Ministry, recoveries are over 3 times the active cases in India. 6, 09, 917 samples were tested in the country on August 23 taking the total testing number to 3, 59, 02, 137.