Coronavirus: India records highest single-day spike with 97,570 cases, pushes COVID-19 tally to 46 lakhs
With the highest single-day spike of 97,570 new cases and 1,201 deaths reported in the last 24 hours India's Covid-19 count crossed the 46-lakh mark today. According to the health ministry, the Covid-19 case tally stands at 46,59,984 in the country.
India's COVID-19 caseload raced past 46 lakhs with a record 97,570 infections being reported in a day, while 36,24,196 people have recuperated so far taking the national recovery rate to 77.77% on Saturday, according to Union health ministry data.
The total number of coronavirus cases mounted to 46,59,984, while the death toll climbed to 77,472 with 1,201 people succumbing to the infection in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The COVID-19 case fatality rate due to the coronavirus infection has further dropped to 1.66%.
There are 9,58,316 active cases of COVID-19 in the country which comprises 20.56% of the total caseload, the data stated.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra which is the worst-hit, became the first state to cross a million COVID-19 cases on Friday, north Maharashtra and Marathwada regions are facing shortage of medical oxygen supply.
60% of the daily new COVID-19 recoveries in India are from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Uttar Pradesh, which also account for 57% of the new cases, according to MoHFW.
India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30-lakh on August 23 and it went past 40 lakhs on September 5.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 5,40,97,975 samples have been tested up to September 10 with 11,63,542 samples being tested on Friday.