India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 4.7 million mark

India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 4.7 million mark

 India in the last 24 hours reported 94,372 new COVID-19 cases taking the national coronavirus tally beyond the 4.7 million mark, as per the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday.

With the latest spike, the total cases stand at 4,754,357 of which, 973,175 are active cases while 3,702,596 patients have been cured/discharged and migrated. 1,114 deaths due to the pathogen were reported in the last 24 hours, across the country, taking the national death toll due to coronavirus to 78,586.

The Indian Council of Medical Research on Sunday informed that a total of 56,260,928 samples were tested up to 12th September. Of these, 1,071,702 samples were tested on September 12.

Maharashtra -- the worst-affected State from the infection -- has a total of 271,934 active cases and 28,724 deaths due to COVID-19. Andhra Pradesh has a total of 96,191 active cases and 4,779 deaths due to the virus.

Tamil Nadu has a total of 47,918 active cases and 8,231 deaths from the pathogen while Karnataka has a total of 98,345 active cases and 7,067 patients succumbing to COVID-19 in the state.

Delhi has a total of 26,907 active cases and 4,687 fatalities due to the coronavirus.

India's COVID-19 recovery rate at 77.88 pc

India's COVID-19 recovery rate now stands at 77.88 per cent after 78,399 recoveries registered in the last 24 hours, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday.

"India continues to report a high number of recoveries exceeding 70,000 every day. 78,399 recoveries have been registered in the last 24 hours in the country. With this, the total number of recoveries has touched 3,702,595 taking the recovery rate to 77.88 per cent," said the Ministry in a statement. The Ministry further informed

that 58 per cent of the new recovered patients are being reported from five states -- Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.

"Maharashtra continues to lead with more than 13,000 recoveries while Andhra Pradesh has contributed more than 10,000 to the single-day recoveries," it added further.

As per the Ministry, five states account for 60 per cent of the total active cases in the country -- Maharashtra (28.79 per cent), Karnataka (10.05 per cent), Andhra Pradesh (9.84 per cent), Uttar Pradesh (6.98 per cent), and Tamil Nadu (4.84 per cent).

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