The health ministry on Monday informed that 45,903 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally to 85.53 lakh.
So far, the biggest single-day surge of 97,894 COVID-19 cases was reported in India on September 17. The second-highest surge of 97,570 COVID-19 cases was recorded on September 12. It is followed by 96,551 cases reported on September 11.
Notably, India has already surpassed Brazil in terms of cases. It is now the second-worst hit nation due to the coronavirus pandemic after the US.
1.26 lakh deaths due to coronavirus
Also, 490 COVID-19 related deaths were reported by the ministry during this period. The addition of the fresh fatalities has taken India’s death toll due to the deadly virus to 1,26,611.
Previously, the death toll had crossed the 1,200-mark on September 16.
Similarly, the biggest surge of over 97,894 cases was reported on September 17.
79.17 lakh patients recovered
Of the 85.53 lakh coronavirus cases reported so far, over 5.09 lakh are active cases of the virus. It is marginally below 6 per cent of the total caseload. Interestingly, 79.17 lakh cases have recovered from the viral infection so far.
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Thus, the country’s recovery rate stands at 92.56 per cent. The recovery rate had marginally dipped for the first time on August 27 because of the surge in active cases. It again dropped marginally on September 7, 10 and 11 due to a rapid surge in cases. Otherwise, there had been a gradual rise in the recovery rate.
Over 11.73 crore samples tested
So far, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), over 11.73 crore samples for COVID-19 has been tested in the country. Of the total samples tested, 14.92 lakh samples were tested on September 24. Notably, it is the highest number of samples tested in a day. The second-highest number of over 14.23 lakh samples was tested on September 30. Over 8.35 lakh tests were carried out on November 8.
“In pursuance of the ‘test, track and treat’ strategy, India is geared up to reach the testing capacity of over 10 lakh tests per day,” the health ministry said.
490 deaths in a day
Of the 490 deaths reported in a day, 125 are from Maharashtra, 20 from Tamil Nadu and 22 from Karnataka. Twelve deaths are from Andhra Pradesh, 59 from West Bengal and 26 from Uttar Pradesh. Gujarat has reported seven deaths and Delhi 77 deaths, while Madhya Pradesh reported 11 deaths. Punjab has reported eight deaths.
Fifteen deaths have been registered in Odisha, whereas eight deaths were reported from Bihar. Four deaths have been reported due to COVID-19 in Telangana. Ten deaths have been reported from Rajasthan and five from Jammu and Kashmir.
Three fatalities have been reported from Assam, whereas two deaths have been reported from Uttarakhand. One death has been reported from Puducherry. No death has been reported from Jharkhand and 24 from Kerala.
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