India's COVID-19 recovery rate now 82.14%; over 93,000 patients cured in past 24 hours
According to the ICMR, a total of 7,02,69,975 COVID-19 samples have been tested so far, with 13,41,535 having been tested on Friday alone
New Delhi: India's COVID-19 tally sprinted past 59 lakh on Saturday with 85,362 fresh cases being recorded in a day, while 93,420 people recuperated from the disease during the same period taking total recoveries to over 48 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data.
The data updated at 8 am on Saturday showed that the coronavirus caseload has risen to 59,03,932 with 85,362 infections being reported in a day, while the toll mounted to 93,379 after 1,089 people succumbed to the disease in 24 hours.
Total recoveries surged to 48,49,584, pushing the country's recovery rate to 82.14 percent. The COVID-19 case fatality rate was recorded at 1.58 percent.
There are 9,60,969 active cases in the country which comprise 16.28 percent of the total caseload, the data showed.
India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7 August, 30 lakh on 23 August,40 lakh on 5 September and it went past 50 lakh on 16 September.
According to the ICMR, in total 7,02,69,975 samples have been tested up to 25 September, with 13,41,535 being tested on Friday.
The new fatalities include 416 from Maharashtra, 86 from Karnataka, 84 from Uttar Pradesh, 72 from Tamil Nadu, 68 from Punjab, 59 from West Bengal, 48 from Andhra Pradesh, 30 from Madhya Pradesh, 25 from Chhattisgarh and 24 from Delhi.
Total 93,379 deaths reported so far in the country includes 34,761 from Maharashtra followed by 9,148 from Tamil Nadu, 8,417 from Karnataka, 5,606 from Andhra Pradesh, 5,450 from Uttar Pradesh, 5,147 from Delhi, 4,665 from West Bengal, 3,393 from Gujarat, 3,134 from Punjab and 2,152 from Madhya Pradesh.
The health ministry stressed that over 70 percent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.
"Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research," the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.
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India reports 18,833 new COVID-19 cases, 278 deaths in last 24 hours; active infections lowest in 203 days
The active cases comprise 0.73 percent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.94 percent, the highest since March 2020, the health ministry said
The rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 25 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 114 consecutive days now