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.
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.
According to the Union health ministry, the Covid-19 count stands at 61,45,292 including 9,47,576 active cases.
It also includes 51,01,398 cured and discharged or migrated patients and 96,318 deaths.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.