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COVID-19 tally in India breaches 58-lakh mark

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New Delhi: Daily new COVID-19 infections in India remained below the 90,000 mark for the fifth consecutive day even as the country’s coronavirus caseload zoomed past 58 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 58,18,570 with 86,052 infections being reported in a day. The death toll climbed to 92,290 with 1,141 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The total recoveries surged to 47,56,164  in the country so far.

The COVID-19 case fatality rate due to the coronavirus infection was recorded at 1.59 per cent.

There are 9,70,116  active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 16.67 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

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

According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 6,89,28,440 samples have been tested up to September 24 with 14,92,409  samples being tested on Thursday.

The 1,141 new fatalities include 459 from Maharashtra, 76 from Punjab, 67 from Uttar Pradesh, 66 from Tamil Nadu, 65 from Karnataka, 62 from West Bengal, 52 from Andhra Pradesh, 45 from Madhya Pradesh and 36 from Delhi.

A total of 92,290 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 34,345 from Maharashtra followed by 9,076 from Tamil Nadu, 8,331 from Karnataka, 5,558 from Andhra Pradesh, 5,366 from Uttar Pradesh, 5,123 from Delhi, 4,606 from West Bengal, 3,381 from Gujarat, 3,066 from Punjab and 2,122 from Madhya Pradesh.

The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its  website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

Recoveries close to 48 lakh

New Delhi:  India’s total COVID-19 recoveries have surged to over 47.5 lakh with 10 states and union territories including Maharashtra, Delhi and West Bengal accounting for 73 per cent of the new recovered cases, the Union health ministry said on Friday.

A total of 81,177 patients have recuperated from COVID-19 in a span of 24 hours taking the total recoveries to 47,56,164 and pushing the recovery rate 81.74 per cent.

Recovered cases have exceeded active cases (9,70,116) by nearly 38 lakh (37,86,048) as on date, the ministry highlighted.

“Spurred by this number of very high recoveries, the national recovery rate continues to follow a rising curve. It stands at 81.74 per cent as on date,” the ministry said.

It said that 73 per cent of the new recovered cases have been reported from Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Delhi, Kerala, West Bengal and Assam.

Maharashtra continues to lead with more than 17,000 new recoveries. Andhra Pradesh contributed more than 8,000 to the single day recoveries.

Also, 86,052 new confirmed cases have been reported in a span of 24 hours in the country, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The ministry said 75 per cent of the new cases are found to be concentrated in 10 states and union territories — Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Delhi, West Bengal and Telangana.

Maharashtra contributed more than 19,000 to the new cases. Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka both have contributed more than 7,000.

Also, 1,141 deaths have been registered in a day with 83 per cent of them being from 10 states and union territories — Maharashtra, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi and Chhattisgarh.

Forty per cent of the new deaths reported on Thursday are from Maharashtra with 459 fatalities followed by Punjab and Uttar Pradesh with 76 and 67 deaths, respectively.

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