Coronavirus: Spike of 97,804 cases pushes COVID-19 caseload over 51-lakh mark

First Published 17, Sep 2020, 12:30 PM

 The COVID-19 death toll in India reached 80,776 on Tuesday (September 15), with a total number of cases going over 51 lakh.

<p>India's COVID-19 case tally crossed the 51-lakh mark with a spike of 97,804 cases and 1,132 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.<br />
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India's COVID-19 case tally crossed the 51-lakh mark with a spike of 97,804 cases and 1,132 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
 

<p>The total case tally stands at 51,18,254 in the country including 10,09,976 active cases, 40,25,080 cured/discharged/migrated and 83,100 deaths.</p>

The total case tally stands at 51,18,254 in the country including 10,09,976 active cases, 40,25,080 cured/discharged/migrated and 83,100 deaths.

<p>Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have reported the highest number of cases. However, infections are rising rapidly in states like Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.<br />
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Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have reported the highest number of cases. However, infections are rising rapidly in states like Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
 

<p>The worst-hit states are Maharashtra (1,121,221) Andhra Pradesh (592,760), Tamil Nadu (519,860), Karnataka (485,000), and UP (330,000).<br />
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The worst-hit states are Maharashtra (1,121,221) Andhra Pradesh (592,760), Tamil Nadu (519,860), Karnataka (485,000), and UP (330,000).
 

<p>Meanwhile, Union minister Nitin Gadkari, is reported to have tested positive for coronavirus.<br />
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Meanwhile, Union minister Nitin Gadkari, is reported to have tested positive for coronavirus.
 

<p>Even as India continues to have the second-highest number of coronavirus cases in the world, it has also become the country with the highest number of recovered cases.<br />
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Even as India continues to have the second-highest number of coronavirus cases in the world, it has also become the country with the highest number of recovered cases.
 

<p>According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 6,05,65,728 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to 14th September, of these 11,36,613 were tested yesterday.</p>

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 6,05,65,728 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to 14th September, of these 11,36,613 were tested yesterday.

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