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India’s COVID-19 case count nearing 40 lakh


The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday informed that 83,341 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 39.36 lakh.

The biggest single-day surge of 83,883 coronavirus cases was reported in India on September 3. The second-highest surge of over 83,341 cases was reported on September 4. It is followed by 78,761 cases reported on August 30.

68,472 deaths due to coronavirus

Also, 1,096 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 68,472. 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 September 3.

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.

30.37 lakh patients recovered

Of the 39.36 lakh coronavirus cases reported so far, over 8.31 lakh are active cases of the virus. It is marginally above 21 per cent of the total caseload. Interestingly, 30.37 lakh cases have recovered from the viral infection so far.

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Thus, the country’s recovery rate stands at 77.15 per cent. In fact, the recovery rate marginally dipped for the first time on August 27 because of the surge in active cases.

Over 4.67 crore samples tested

So far, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), over 4.67 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.

“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.

1,096 deaths in a day

Of the 1,096 deaths reported in a day, 391 are from Maharashtra, 92 from Tamil Nadu and 104 from Karnataka. Seventy-five deaths are from Andhra Pradesh, 55 from West Bengal and 75 from Uttar Pradesh. Gujarat has reported 16 deaths and Delhi 19 deaths, while Madhya Pradesh reported 30 deaths. Punjab has reported 72 deaths.

Eight deaths have been registered in Odisha, whereas 26 deaths were reported from Bihar. Ten deaths have been reported due to COVID-19 in Telangana. Fourteen deaths have been reported from Rajasthan and 11 from Jammu and Kashmir.

Seven fatalities have been reported from Assam, 19 from Haryana and nine from Uttarakhand. Seven deaths have been reported from Puducherry. Six deaths have been reported from Jharkhand and 10 from Kerala.


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