Coronavirus: India’s COVID-19 caseload crosses 60-lakh mark; 1,039 more deaths
First Published 28, Sep 2020, 11:00 AM
India became the second country after the US to register 6 million COVID-19 cases on Sunday, amid signs that the pandemic could finally be slowing down in the country, at least for now
India's COVID-19 tally galloped past 60 lakh on Monday with 82,170 new cases, while the recoveries have surged to 50.17 lakh with 74,893 more people having recuperated, the health ministry said.
The death toll from the pathogen climbed to 95,542 with 1,039 more deaths. There are 9,62,640 active cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country, comprising 15.85% of the total caseload, according to the ministry data.
The total coronavirus cases mounted to 60,74,702, while 50,16,520 people have recuperated from the virus, taking the recovery rate to 82.58%. The case fatality rate declined to 1.57%, it said.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 7.20-crore samples have been tested so far, with 7.09-lakh tests being conducted on Sunday.
The R value, which indicates the likely number of people a COVID positive person can infect, dipped below 1last week in five high burden states, reflecting the slowdown in cases nationally.
India became the second country after the US to register 6 million COVID-19 cases on Sunday, amid signs that the pandemic could finally be slowing down in the country, at least for now. It took 12 days for India’s caseload to go from 5 million to 6 million, a day more than the previous 1-million rise.
The global tally of coronavirus cases stands at 33,303,209. While 24,634,061 have recovered, 1,002,383 have died so far. The US, the worst-hit country, has 7,321,343 cases. It is followed by India, which has 6,073,348 cases, Brazil (4,732,309) and Russia (1,151,438).