The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday informed that 78,357 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 37.69 lakh.
The highest surge of over 78,761 cases was reported on August 30 followed by over 78,357 cases reported on September 2.
66,333 deaths due to coronavirus
Also, 1,045 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 66,333. 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 78,761 cases was reported on August 30.
29.01 lakh patients recovered
Of the 37.69 lakh coronavirus cases reported so far, over 8.01 lakh are active cases of the virus. It is marginally above 21 per cent of the total caseload. Interestingly, 29.01 lakh cases have recovered from the viral infection so far.
Thus, the country’s recovery rate stands at 76.98 per cent. In fact, the recovery rate marginally dipped for the first time on August 27 because of the surge in active cases.
Over 4.43 crore samples tested
So far, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), over 4.43 crore samples for COVID-19 have been tested in the country. Of the total samples tested, 10.23 lakh samples were tested on August 21. Notably, it was the highest number of samples tested in a day. The second-highest number of over 10.16 lakh samples was tested on August 31. Over 10.12 lakh samples were tested on September 1.
“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.
1,045 deaths in a day
Of the 1,045deaths reported in a day, 320 are from Maharashtra, 96 from Tamil Nadu and 135 from Karnataka. Eighty-four deaths are from Andhra Pradesh, 55 from West Bengal and 56 from Uttar Pradesh. Gujarat has reported 14 deaths and Delhi 18 deaths, while Madhya Pradesh reported 32 deaths. Punjab has reported 59 deaths.
Eleven deaths have been registered in Odisha, whereas 39 deaths were reported from Bihar. Ten deaths have been reported due to COVID-19 in Telangana. Thirteen deaths have been reported from Rajasthan and 14 from Jammu and Kashmir.
Nine fatalities have been reported from Assam, 17 from Haryana and 11 from Uttarakhand. Twelve deaths have been reported from Puducherry. Eleven deaths have been reported from Jharkhand and four from Kerala.
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