Country on August 28 reported steepest single-day spike of 77,266 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed. 1,057 deaths in the last 24 hours took the COVID toll in the country to 61,529. India's confirmed cases of coronavirus are now 33.87 lakh which include 7.42 lakh active infections. More than 25.83 lakh people have recovered from the deadly disease. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 9.01 lakh samples were tested on August 27. Cumulative samples tested for COVID-19 till August 27 are 3.94 crore.