Coronavirus: India’s COVID-19 caseload crosses 42-lakhmark with record single-day spike of 90,802 cases

First Published 7, Sep 2020, 11:54 AM

 With the upsurge of COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, India overtook Brazil to become the second worst-hit country in the world.

<p>India's COVID-19 tally of cases went past 42 lakh with a record 90,802 people being infected in a day, while 32,50,429 people have recuperated so far, pushing the national recovery rate to 77.3% on Monday (September 7), according to the Union health ministry data.</p>

India's COVID-19 tally of cases went past 42 lakh with a record 90,802 people being infected in a day, while 32,50,429 people have recuperated so far, pushing the national recovery rate to 77.3% on Monday (September 7), according to the Union health ministry data.

<p>The total number of coronavirus cases mounted to 42,04,613, while the death toll climbed to 71,642 with 1,016 fatalities being reported in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.</p>

The total number of coronavirus cases mounted to 42,04,613, while the death toll climbed to 71,642 with 1,016 fatalities being reported in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.

<p>The COVID-19 case fatality rate has further declined to 1.70%.</p>

The COVID-19 case fatality rate has further declined to 1.70%.

<p>There are 8,82,542 active cases of the infection in the country which comprises 20.99% of the total caseload, the data stated.<br />
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There are 8,82,542 active cases of the infection in the country which comprises 20.99% of the total caseload, the data stated.
 

<p>Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh are the worst-hit states. These five states also reported the highest number of new cases in the last 24 hours.<br />
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Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh are the worst-hit states. These five states also reported the highest number of new cases in the last 24 hours.
 

<p>India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and it went past 40 lakh on September 5.<br />
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India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and it went past 40 lakh on September 5.
 

<p>According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 4,95,51,507 samples have been tested up to September 6 with 7,20,362 samples being tested on Sunday.<br />
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According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 4,95,51,507 samples have been tested up to September 6 with 7,20,362 samples being tested on Sunday.
 

<p>With the upsurge of COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, India overtook Brazil to become the second worst-hit country in the world.<br />
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With the upsurge of COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, India overtook Brazil to become the second worst-hit country in the world.
 

<p>The United States, with more than 6 million cases, remains the worst-affected country.</p>

The United States, with more than 6 million cases, remains the worst-affected country.

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