Coronavirus: Spike of 97,804 cases pushes COVID-19 caseload over 51-lakh mark
The COVID-19 death toll in India reached 80,776 on Tuesday (September 15), with a total number of cases going over 51 lakh.
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.
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.
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.
The worst-hit states are Maharashtra (1,121,221) Andhra Pradesh (592,760), Tamil Nadu (519,860), Karnataka (485,000), and UP (330,000).
Meanwhile, Union minister Nitin Gadkari, is reported to have tested positive for coronavirus.
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.
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.