Coronavirus: India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 61-lakh mark, recovery rate rises to 83.01%

First Published 29, Sep 2020, 11:24 AM

Daily Covid-19 cases recorded across the country on Monday dropped below 70,000 for the first time in September, as testing numbers fell sharply to the lowest in five weeks.

<p>With a spike of 70,589 new cases and 776 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, India's Covid-19 tally crossed the 61-lakh mark on Tuesday, according to the Union health ministry.</p>

With a spike of 70,589 new cases and 776 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, India's Covid-19 tally crossed the 61-lakh mark on Tuesday, according to the Union health ministry.

<p>According to the Union health ministry, the Covid-19 count stands at 61,45,292 including 9,47,576 active cases.</p>

According to the Union health ministry, the Covid-19 count stands at 61,45,292 including 9,47,576 active cases.

<p>It also includes 51,01,398 cured and discharged or migrated patients and 96,318 deaths.</p>

It also includes 51,01,398 cured and discharged or migrated patients and 96,318 deaths.

<p>Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected by the pandemic with 2,65,455 active cases, 10,49,947 cured and discharged cases and 35,751 deaths.</p>

Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected by the pandemic with 2,65,455 active cases, 10,49,947 cured and discharged cases and 35,751 deaths.

<p>Karnataka with 1,04,067 active cases is the next in the list. While 4,69,750 patients have been cured in the state, the disease has claimed 8,641 lives so far.<br />
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Karnataka with 1,04,067 active cases is the next in the list. While 4,69,750 patients have been cured in the state, the disease has claimed 8,641 lives so far.
 

<p>Andhra Pradesh with 63,116 active cases is also severely affected, however, over six lakh patients have been cured in the state, while 5,745 deaths have occurred due to it.<br />
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Andhra Pradesh with 63,116 active cases is also severely affected, however, over six lakh patients have been cured in the state, while 5,745 deaths have occurred due to it.
 

<p>Daily Covid-19 cases in India dropped below 75,000 and deaths under 1,000 were reported after nearly a month, while total recoveries crossed the 51 lakh-mark, according to the Union Health Ministry's data updated on Tuesday.<br />
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Daily Covid-19 cases in India dropped below 75,000 and deaths under 1,000 were reported after nearly a month, while total recoveries crossed the 51 lakh-mark, according to the Union Health Ministry's data updated on Tuesday.
 

<p>Meanwhile, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 7,31,10,041 samples have been tested up to September 28 for Covid-19. Out of these 11,42,811 samples were tested yesterday.<br />
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Meanwhile, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 7,31,10,041 samples have been tested up to September 28 for Covid-19. Out of these 11,42,811 samples were tested yesterday.
 

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