With close to 1 lakh new COVID-19 infections in past 24 hrs, India's COVID-19 cases cross 51 lakh; toll at 83,198

According to ICMR, a cumulative total of 6,05,65,728 COVID-19 samples have been tested up so far with 11,36,613 samples being tested on Wednesday alone

Press Trust of India September 17, 2020 11:45:23 IST
With close to 1 lakh new COVID-19 infections in past 24 hrs, India's COVID-19 cases cross 51 lakh; toll at 83,198

New Delhi: With 97,894 COVID-19 infections being reported in single day for the first time, India's overall count on Thursday crossed 51 lakh, according to the recent data released by the Union Health Ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease crossed 40 lakh on Thursday, said the ministry.

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 51,18,253, while the toll climbed to 83,198 with the virus claiming 1,132 lives in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The total recoveries surged to 40,25,079 while the active cases of COVID-19 crossed 10 lakh for the first time.

The COVID-19 case fatality rate due to the coronavirus infection was recorded at 1.63 percent.

There are 10,09,976 active cases of COVID-19 in the country which comprises 19.73 percent of the total caseload, the data stated.

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 Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 6,05,65,728 samples have been tested up so far with 11,36,613 samples being tested on Wednesday alone.

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