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India's COVID-19 tally tops 63 lakh; toll nears 1 lakh

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Utkarsh Mishra
Last updated on: October 01, 2020 18:14 IST
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India's COVID-19 caseload breached the 63-lakh mark with 86,821 infections being reported in a day, while 52,73,201 people have recuperated so far from the disease, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Thursday.

 

IMAGE: A health worker collects nasal swab of a woman for COVID testing, in New Delhi on Tuesday. Photograph: ANI Photo

The recovery rate stands at 83.53 per cent.

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 63,12,584, while the death toll climbed to 98,678 with the virus claiming 1,181 lives in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.

There are 9,40,705 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 14.90 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

The COVID-19 case fatality rate due to the coronavirus infection has dropped to 1.56 per cent.

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5.

It went past 50 lakh on September 16 and crossed 60 lakh on September 28.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, a cumulative total of 7,56,19,781 samples have been tested up to September 30 with 14,23,052 samples being tested on Wednesday.

The 1,181 new fatalities include 481 from Maharashtra, 87 from Karnataka, 69 from Uttar Pradesh, 67 from Tamil Nadu, 59 from West Bengal, 48 from Andhra Pradesh, 47 from Punjab, 41 each from Chhattisgarh and Delhi and 35 from Madhya Pradesh.

A total of 98,678 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 36,662 from Maharashtra followed by 9,520 from Tamil Nadu, 8,864 from Karnataka, 5,828 from Andhra Pradesh, 5,784 from Uttar Pradesh, 5,361 from Delhi, 4,958 from West Bengal, 3,540 from Gujarat, 3,406 from Punjab and 2,316 from Madhya Pradesh.

The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

"Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research," the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

85,376 people recover in 24 hours

For the 10th successive day, active cases of coronavirus infection in India were below 10 lakh while the country's steady trend of posting high levels of daily recoveries continued, the Union health ministry said on Thursday.

With 85,376 people having recuperated from COVID-19 in a span of 24 hours, India's total recoveries surged to 52,73,201 on Thursday pushing the recovery rate to 83.53 per cent, according to the data updated at 8 am.

'The rise in total recovered cases has been steep. The last 10 lakh recoveries were added in just 12 days,' the ministry underlined.

It said that 77 per cent of the total recovered cases were in 10 states and UTs -- Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar and Telangana.

Maharashtra has contributed the highest number to the total recovered cases followed by Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

There are 9,40,705 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 14.90 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

The ministry said 76 per cent of the active cases are in 10 states and UTs  -- Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhar Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Telangana.

India reported 9.4 lakh active cases earlier on September 11.

'India has sustained its trend of maintaining the active cases of COVID-19 below the 10 lakh mark. For the 10th successive day, the active cases are less than 1 million (10 lakhs),' the ministry said.

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