Coronavirus: India's COVID-19 cases tally breaches 50-lakh mark; case fatality rate drops at 1.63%

First Published 16, Sep 2020, 11:37 AM

 India has become the second country in the world after the US to record 5 million COVID-19 cases, with the last 1 million coming in a world-record time of 11 days.
 

<p>India's COVID-19 case tally crossed the 50-lakh mark with a spike of 90,123 new cases and 1,290 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday (September 16).</p>

India's COVID-19 case tally crossed the 50-lakh mark with a spike of 90,123 new cases and 1,290 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday (September 16).

<p>The total case tally in the country stands at 50,20,360 including 9,95,933 active cases, 39,42,361 cured/discharged/migrated and 82,066 deaths, as per the ministry.<br />
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The total case tally in the country stands at 50,20,360 including 9,95,933 active cases, 39,42,361 cured/discharged/migrated and 82,066 deaths, as per the ministry.
 

<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.</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.

<p>As per the data from the Health Ministry, Maharashtra which is the most affected by the pandemic has 2,92,174 active cases of COVID-19. Karnataka has 98,555 active cases, Andhra Pradesh (92,353), Uttar Pradesh (67,335), and Delhi (29,787).</p>

As per the data from the Health Ministry, Maharashtra which is the most affected by the pandemic has 2,92,174 active cases of COVID-19. Karnataka has 98,555 active cases, Andhra Pradesh (92,353), Uttar Pradesh (67,335), and Delhi (29,787).

<p>Meanwhile, Delhi recorded 4,263 new coronavirus cases, pushing the tally to 225,000. The worst-hit states are Maharashtra (1,097,856) Andhra Pradesh (583,000), Tamil Nadu (5,14,208), Karnataka (4,75,265), and UP (317,195).<br />
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Meanwhile, Delhi recorded 4,263 new coronavirus cases, pushing the tally to 225,000. The worst-hit states are Maharashtra (1,097,856) Andhra Pradesh (583,000), Tamil Nadu (5,14,208), Karnataka (4,75,265), and UP (317,195).
 

<p>Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu has tested positive for the coronavirus.<br />
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Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu has tested positive for the coronavirus.
 

<p style="text-align: justify;">The COVID-19 case fatality rate due to the coronavirus infection in India further dropped at 1.63%.<br />
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The COVID-19 case fatality rate due to the coronavirus infection in India further dropped at 1.63%.
 

<p>According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 5,94,29,115 samples have been tested up to September 15 for COVID-19. Of these, 11,16,842 samples were tested yesterday.</p>

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 5,94,29,115 samples have been tested up to September 15 for COVID-19. Of these, 11,16,842 samples were tested yesterday.

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