Coronavirus: India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 53-lakh mark with spike of 93,337 cases
First Published 19, Sep 2020, 10:39 AM
India's COVID-19 case tally crossed the 53-lakh mark with a spike of 93,337 new cases and 1,247 deaths in the last 24 hours, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday.
India's COVID-19 case tally crossed the 53-lakh mark with a spike of 93,337 new cases and 1,247 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.
According to the Ministry of Health, the total case tally stands at 5.3 million including 10,013,964 active cases, 4,208,431 cured/discharged/migrated and 85,619 deaths.
India has also doubled its testing in the past month to a total of 6.24 crore tests, with 8.81 lakh tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said.
Nearly 30 candidates for the COVID-19 vaccine are under development across the country, by industry and academia, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said.
The health ministry said on Saturday that India has overtaken the United States to become number 1 in terms of global Covid-19 recoveries.