Wednesday, 28 Oct, 2020


India's Covid tally passes 54-lakh mark, 92,605 new cases in a day

Health Desk |
Update: 2020-09-20 11:50:18
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For the second consecutive day India has reported more coronavirus recoveries than new infections, shows the Health Ministry data from this morning according to which 94,612 people have been cured in the last 24 hours. 

India recorded 92,605 new coronavirus infections in 24 hours, taking its tally past the 54-lakh mark. The total number of coronavirus cases now stand at 54,00,619, including 18.71 per cent cases - 10,10,824. The country reported 1,133 deaths linked to the virus, taking the total number of fatalities to 86,752.

With more than 43 lakh patients having recovered from COVID-19 - pushing the recovery rate to 79.67 per cent - India remains the country with highest coronavirus recoveries in the world, followed by US where 41 lakh people have recovered.

According to the Health Ministry data, India's positivity rate is 7.67 per cent, and its fatality rate is 1.60 per cent

However, India has been reporting more than 90,000 cases per day for the past week and has added almost 17 lakh cases in September alone - 17,79,374. Around 22,283 of the total deaths, about a fourth of all deaths till now, have been reported in September.

In view of a surge in Covid cases, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will discuss the coronavirus situation with the chief ministers of seven states badly hit by the pandemic - including Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh which account for 60 per cent of all cases in the country - on September 23 via video conferencing.

With a tally of over 11.88 lakh, Maharashtra has the highest number of overall coronavirus cases till now. Almost 37 per cent of all deaths reported so far in the country are from the western state. Mumbai has extended a ban on large gatherings till September 30.

India is the second worst-hit country by the pandemic and accounts for almost 17 per cent of all cases in the world.

Globally, more than 30.6 million people have contracted the coronavirus since its outbreak in China's Wuhan last year.

Source: NDTV

BDST: 1150 HRS, SEP 20, 2020

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