The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday informed that 83,883 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 38.53 lakh.
It is the biggest single-day surge in coronavirus cases in India. The second-highest surge of over 78,761 cases was reported on August 30 followed by over 78,357 cases reported on September 2.
67,376 deaths due to coronavirus
Also, 1,044 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 67,376. Notably, the daily death count due to COVID-19 has remained above 900 for the past many days. However, it dipped below the 900-mark on September 1. Previously, it had crossed the 1,000-mark on August 28.
Similarly, the case count has remained well past the 60,000-mark for the past few days. However, the biggest surge of over 83,883 cases was reported on September 3.
29.70 lakh patients recovered
Of the 38.53 lakh coronavirus cases reported so far, over 8.15 lakh are active cases of the virus. It is marginally above 21 per cent of the total caseload. Interestingly, 29.70 lakh cases have recovered from the viral infection so far.
Thus, the country’s recovery rate stands at 77.09 per cent. In fact, the recovery rate marginally dipped for the first time on August 27 because of the surge in active cases.
Over 4.55 crore samples tested
So far, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), over 4.55 crore samples for COVID-19 have been tested in the country. Of the total samples tested, 11.72. lakh samples were tested on September 2. Notably, it is the highest number of samples tested in a day. The second-highest number of over 10.23 lakh samples was tested on August 21.
“In pursuance of the ‘test, track and treat’ strategy, India is geared up to reach the testing capacity of 10 lakh tests per day,” the health ministry said.
1,043 deaths in a day
Of the 1,043 deaths reported in a day, 292 are from Maharashtra, 98 from Tamil Nadu and 113 from Karnataka. Seventy-two deaths are from Andhra Pradesh, 56 from West Bengal and 74 from Uttar Pradesh. Gujarat has reported 12 deaths and Delhi 19 deaths, while Madhya Pradesh reported 27 deaths. Punjab has reported 106 deaths.
Eleven deaths have been registered in Odisha, whereas 25 deaths were reported from Bihar. Ten deaths have been reported due to COVID-19 in Telangana. Twelve deaths have been reported from Rajasthan and 15 from Jammu and Kashmir.
Eight fatalities have been reported from Assam, 15 from Haryana and 11 from Uttarakhand. Thirteen deaths have been reported from Puducherry. Ten deaths have been reported from Jharkhand and seven from Kerala.
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