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Corona cases in India now over 59 lakh, deaths cross 93,000

Health Desk | banglanews24.com
Update: 2020-09-26 13:29:36
Corona cases in India now over 59 lakh, deaths cross 93,000 [Photo collected]

Coronavirus cases in India have gone past the 59 lakh-mark with the latest spike of over 85,000 fresh cases. The country has recorded 85,362 new coronavirus cases on Friday.

With this, India’s total confirmed coronavirus cases now stand at 59,03,933. Apart from the 85,000 new Covid-19 cases, the death toll has also gone up by 1,089 and reached 93,379.

Among the total 59 lakh coronavirus cases, India now has 9,60,969 active cases and 48,49,585 recovered cases.

On Saturday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said, “7,02,69,975 samples have been tested up to September 25 (Friday) for Covid-19. Of these, 13,41,535 samples were tested on Friday.”

With 59 lakh cases, India is second in the world with the most number of coronavirus cases after the United States, which has over 70 lakh confirmed cases so far.

Among the states, Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected in India with over 12 lakh coronavirus cases and nearly 35,000 deaths. Maharashtra is followed by Andhra Pradesh, which has over 6.5 lakh coronavirus cases and over 5,500 deaths.

Meanwhile, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has said that more than 5 million people have been infected with coronavirus in India but the healthcare system has shown great efficiency in providing diagnostic and management facilities as well as keeping the mortality at ‘minimum’ and recovery at ‘maximum’.

Harsh Vardhan was speaking at an event to mark the 65th Foundation Day of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi on Friday when he made the observations.

He said the country’s continuously rising Covid-19 recovery rate and progressively falling case fatality rate have proven the success of the containment strategy followed by all states/UTs.

Harsh Vardhan also said, “We have successfully ramped up our testing capacity which has touched nearly 15 lakh milestone today with more than 1,800 testing labs spread across the country.”

Source: India Today 

BDST: 1330 HRS, SEP 26, 2020
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