Coronavirus: India’s COVID-19 caseload breaches 40-lakh mark, last 1 million fastest rise for any country

First Published 5, Sep 2020, 11:13 AM

India's COVID-19 infection tally sprinted past 40 lakh, just 13 days after it crossed 30 lakh, with a record 86,432 cases being reported in a day, while recoveries have surged to 31,07,223 today pushing the recovery rate to 77.23%, according to the Union health ministry
 

<p>COVID-19 cases in India raced past 4 million on Saturday (September 5), just 13 days after hitting the 3 million mark, even as fresh cases in the past 24 hours surged to a new high of 86,432. This was the third consecutive day of highest rise in new infections.<br />
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COVID-19 cases in India raced past 4 million on Saturday (September 5), just 13 days after hitting the 3 million mark, even as fresh cases in the past 24 hours surged to a new high of 86,432. This was the third consecutive day of highest rise in new infections.
 

<p>India is the third country after the US and Brazil to record 4 million cases of the coronavirus. While India took the longest time for cases to rise from one to 1 million (168 days), its subsequent growth in infections has been the fastest.<br />
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India is the third country after the US and Brazil to record 4 million cases of the coronavirus. While India took the longest time for cases to rise from one to 1 million (168 days), its subsequent growth in infections has been the fastest.
 

<p>Cases in India have grown from 1 million to 4 million in 50 days. The same rise took 75 days in Brazil and 86 in the US. India’s tally went from 3 million to 4 million in just 13 days, the fastest 1 million rise yet. The previous fastest was 16 days, recorded in both India and the US.</p>

Cases in India have grown from 1 million to 4 million in 50 days. The same rise took 75 days in Brazil and 86 in the US. India’s tally went from 3 million to 4 million in just 13 days, the fastest 1 million rise yet. The previous fastest was 16 days, recorded in both India and the US.

<p>However, India’s fatality rate remains by far the lowest among the three countries. At the 4 million mark, India has recorded 69,561 fatalities from the virus. At the same stage, the US had reported more than 1.4 lakh deaths and Brazil over 1.2 lakh.<br />
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However, India’s fatality rate remains by far the lowest among the three countries. At the 4 million mark, India has recorded 69,561 fatalities from the virus. At the same stage, the US had reported more than 1.4 lakh deaths and Brazil over 1.2 lakh.
 

<p>Maharashtra, the worst-hit state has recorded its highest-ever single-day spike of 19,218 coronavirus cases. Five most affected states by total tally of cases are Maharashtra (863,062), Andhra Pradesh (465,730), Tamil Nadu (439,959), Karnataka (370,206), and Uttar Pradesh (253,000).<br />
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Maharashtra, the worst-hit state has recorded its highest-ever single-day spike of 19,218 coronavirus cases. Five most affected states by total tally of cases are Maharashtra (863,062), Andhra Pradesh (465,730), Tamil Nadu (439,959), Karnataka (370,206), and Uttar Pradesh (253,000).
 

<p>There are 8,46,395 active coronavirus cases in the country and 31,07,223 cured/discharged/migrated, the data stated.<br />
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There are 8,46,395 active coronavirus cases in the country and 31,07,223 cured/discharged/migrated, the data stated.
 

<p>Meanwhile, as India tested more than 11.7 lakh samples to detect COVID-19 on Thursday, high testing levels helped keep the daily positivity rate under check at 7.1%. The total number of tests conducted across the country now stands at 4.66 crore, whereas the cumulative positivity rate is around 8.5%.</p>

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Meanwhile, as India tested more than 11.7 lakh samples to detect COVID-19 on Thursday, high testing levels helped keep the daily positivity rate under check at 7.1%. The total number of tests conducted across the country now stands at 4.66 crore, whereas the cumulative positivity rate is around 8.5%.

 

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