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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.