The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday informed that 89,706 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 43.70 lakh.
India has reported the biggest single-day surge of 90,802 COVID-19 cases on September 7. The second-highest surge of over 90,632 cases was reported on September 6. It is followed by 89,706 cases reported on September 9.
73,890 deaths due to coronavirus
Also, 1,115 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 73,890.
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 8.
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.
33.98 lakh patients recovered
Of the 43.70 lakh coronavirus cases reported so far, over 8.97 lakh are active cases of the virus. It is less than 21 per cent of the total caseload. Interestingly, 33.98 lakh cases have recovered from the viral infection so far.
Thus, the country’s recovery rate stands at 77.77 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 dropped marginally on September 7.
Over 5.18 crore samples tested
So far, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), over 5.18 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 11.54 lakh samples were tested on September 8.
“In pursuance of the ‘test, track and treat’ strategy, India is geared up to reach the testing capacity of over 10 lakh tests per day,” the health ministry said.
1,115 deaths in a day
Of the 1,115 deaths reported in a day, 380 are from Maharashtra, 87 from Tamil Nadu and 146 from Karnataka. Seventy-three deaths are from Andhra Pradesh, 57 from West Bengal and 71 from Uttar Pradesh. Gujarat has reported 13 deaths and Delhi 19 deaths, while Madhya Pradesh reported 20 deaths. Punjab has reported 67 deaths.
Thirteen deaths have been registered in Odisha, whereas four 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.
Eight fatalities have been reported from Assam, 25 from Haryana and 12 from Uttarakhand. Twelve deaths have been reported from Puducherry. Fourteen deaths have been reported from Jharkhand and 13 from Kerala.
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