Coronavirus: India’s COVID-19 caseload breaches 39-lakh mark; recoveries reach 30-lakh milestone
India's COVID tally rises to 3,936,747 cases. These include 8,311,24 active cases while the death toll stands at 68,472. Meanwhile, overall recoveries from the infection crossed the 30-lakh milestone
India's COVID-19 tally went past 39-lakh mark on Friday (September 4) with 83,341 fresh cases reported in a span of 24 hours, while the number of recoveries crossed the 30-lakh mark.
The total number of COVID-19 cases mounted to 39,36,747, while the death toll due to the disease climbed to 68,472 with 1,096 people succumbing to it in a day, the ministry's data updated at 8 am showed.
The recovery numbers pushed the recovery rate of coronavirus patients in the country to 77.15%, according to the Union health ministry.
The COVID-19 case fatality rate has further declined to 1.74% in the country.
There are 8,31,124 active coronavirus cases in the country, which account for 21.11% of the total caseload, the data stated.
India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 and the 30-lakh mark on August 23.
Delhi has recorded 2,737 new cases, its highest single-day spike in 67 days. Its tally now stands at 182,306. The five most affected states by total tally of cases are Maharashtra (843,844), Andhra Pradesh (465,730), Tamil Nadu (439,959), Karnataka (370,206), and Uttar Pradesh (247,101).
These five states account for 62% of all active COVID-19 cases in the country. Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Delhi and Tamil Nadu account for 70% of total coronavirus deaths in India.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 4,66,79,145 samples were tested for COVID-19 in the country as on September 3, including 11,69,765 on Thursday.