The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday informed that 75,809 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 42.80 lakh.
The biggest single-day surge of 90,802 COVID-19 cases in India was reported on September 7. The second-highest surge of over 90,632 cases was reported on September 6. It is followed by 86,432 cases reported on September 5.
India has already surpassed Brazil to become the second worst-hit nation affected by the coronavirus pandemic. It is trailing the US, which is leading the list of worst-affected countries.
72,775 deaths due to coronavirus
Also, 1,133 COVID-19 related deaths were reported by the ministry during this period–the highest in a day. The addition of the fresh fatalities has taken India’s death toll due to the deadly virus to 71,642. Notably, the daily death count due to COVID-19 has remained above 1,000 for the past many days. However, it dipped below the 900-mark on September 1. Previously, it had crossed the 1,000-mark on September 7.
Similarly, the case count has remained well past the 80,000-mark for the past few days. However, the biggest surge of over 90,802 cases was reported on September 7.
33.23 lakh patients recovered
Of the 42.80 lakh coronavirus cases reported so far, over 8.83 lakh are active cases of the virus. It is marginally less than 21 per cent of the total caseload. Interestingly, 33.23 lakh cases have recovered from the viral infection so far.
Thus, the country’s recovery rate stands at 77.65 per cent. In fact, the recovery rate marginally dipped for the first time on August 27 because of the surge in active cases. It again dipped marginally on September 7.
Over 5.07 crore samples tested
So far, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), over 5.07 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 11.69 lakh samples was tested on September 3. Over 10.98 lakh samples were tested on September 7.
“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.
1,133 deaths in a day
Of the 1,133 deaths reported in a day, 423 are from Maharashtra, 89 from Tamil Nadu and 141 from Karnataka. Seventy deaths are from Andhra Pradesh, 58 from West Bengal and 56 from Uttar Pradesh. Gujarat has reported 15 deaths and Delhi 32 deaths, while Madhya Pradesh reported 17 deaths. Punjab has reported 61 deaths.
Ten deaths have been registered in Odisha, whereas eleven deaths were reported from Bihar. Eleven deaths have been reported due to COVID-19 in Telangana. Fourteen deaths have been reported from Rajasthan and 17 from Jammu and Kashmir.
Ten fatalities have been reported from Assam, 23 from Haryana and seven from Uttarakhand. Eleven deaths have been reported from Puducherry. Thirteen deaths have been reported from Jharkhand and 12 from Kerala.
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