Coronavirus: India records over 54.87 lakh COVID-19 cases; recovery rate at 80.12%

First Published 21, Sep 2020, 11:40 AM

 India's COVID-19 case tally crossed the 54-lakh mark with a spike of 92,605 new cases and 1,133 deaths in the last 24 hours. The total case tally stands at 54,00,620.

<p>India's COVID-19 tally reached 54.88 lakh with 86,961 people being infected in the past 24 hours, while 43,96,399 people have recuperated so far pushing the national recovery rate to 80.12% on Sunday, according to the Union health ministry data.</p>

India's COVID-19 tally reached 54.88 lakh with 86,961 people being infected in the past 24 hours, while 43,96,399 people have recuperated so far pushing the national recovery rate to 80.12% on Sunday, according to the Union health ministry data.

<p>The total coronavirus cases mounted to 54,87,580, while the death toll climbed to 87,882 with the infection claiming 1,130 lives in a span of 24 hours in the country, the data updated at 8 am showed.</p>

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 54,87,580, while the death toll climbed to 87,882 with the infection claiming 1,130 lives in a span of 24 hours in the country, the data updated at 8 am showed.

<p>The COVID-19 case fatality rate due to coronavirus has further declined to 1.6%. There are 10,03,299 active cases in the country as of now, which comprises 18.28% of the total caseload, the data stated.<br />
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The COVID-19 case fatality rate due to coronavirus has further declined to 1.6%. There are 10,03,299 active cases in the country as of now, which comprises 18.28% of the total caseload, the data stated.
 

<p>Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have reported the highest number of cases. However, infections are rising rapidly in states like Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.<br />
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Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have reported the highest number of cases. However, infections are rising rapidly in states like Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
 

<p>Meanwhile, Kerala registered its highest spike of 4,696 corona cases on Sunday, taking its tally to 135,000. Delhi's infection count has jumped to 246,711. A day prior to the 5-day monsoon session of the Gujarat Assembly, 4 MLAs tested positive in the state. In Uttarakhand, Assembly Speaker Premchand Aggarwal was also infected.<br />
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Meanwhile, Kerala registered its highest spike of 4,696 corona cases on Sunday, taking its tally to 135,000. Delhi's infection count has jumped to 246,711. A day prior to the 5-day monsoon session of the Gujarat Assembly, 4 MLAs tested positive in the state. In Uttarakhand, Assembly Speaker Premchand Aggarwal was also infected.
 

<p>According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 6,43,92,594 samples have been tested up to September 20, with 7,31,534 samples being tested on Monday.</p>

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 6,43,92,594 samples have been tested up to September 20, with 7,31,534 samples being tested on Monday.

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