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

<p>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.</p>

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.

<p>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.</p>

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.

<p>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.<br />
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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.
 

<p>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.<br />
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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.
 

<p>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.</p>

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.

<p>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.</p>

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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.


 

<p style="text-align: justify;">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).</p>

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).

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