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India’s COVID-19 death toll crosses 1 lakh mark


India on Saturday crossed the 1 lakh mark in COVID-19 deaths with 1,069 new fatalities due to the disease in the last 24 hours. The total death toll stands at 1,00,842. 

The COVID-19 case fatality rate is 1.56%. It ranks third in terms of fatalities globally after the US and Brazil. 

Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have reported the highest deaths in the last 24 hours accounting for 67% of all deaths. 

September also saw one-third of the COVID-19 related deaths reported since the pandemic began. India has been reporting more than 1,000 deaths a day every day of September except for one day.

Total COVID-19 cases and other data

The total COVID-19 cases touched 64,73,544 with 79,476 new infections being reported during the 24 hours. 

The number of recoveries stands at 54 lakh with a recovery rate of 83.84%. The total recoveries have surged to 54,27,706, while there are 9,44,996 active cases. This accounts for 14.60% of the total caseload.

India’s COVID-19 tally crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5, 50 lakh on September 16 and crossed 60 lakh on September 28.

At least 77% of the active COVID-19 cases have been reported from 10 states and union territories. The 10 states account for 15% of the total caseload.

Maharashtra, one of the worst-hit states with 14 lakh cases – accounted for 20% of the new daily cases. Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra accounted for 54.5% of all new cases.

As many as 25 states and union territories (UTs) have reported a fall in the number of active cases during the last week, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said.

“25 states/UTs have reported a fall in the number of active cases during the last week. A higher number of daily recoveries and persistently regressing fatality rate are leading to a lower number of active cases daily,” the ministry tweeted.

So far 7.78 crore samples have been tested with 11,32,675 samples being tested on Friday.

Globally the number of COVID-19 cases stand at 34,817,275 while 25,879,985 have recovered, and 1,032,708 have died due to the disease.  


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