India’s COVID tally crosses 42 lakh with a spike of 90,802 cases

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New Delhi (NVI): Over 90,802 coronavirus cases have been reported in India in the last 24 hours, the biggest single-day spike, taking the overall tally to 42,04,613.

The country’s death toll has reached to 71,642 with 1,016 new fatalities being reported during this period, Union Health Ministry said.

Reportedly, as many as 32,50,429 COVID-19 patients have been cured and discharged so far, while active COVID-19 cases in India now stand at 8,82,542.

With this, India overtakes Brazil to become the second most-affected country by COVID-19 in the world after the United States.

In worst-hit Maharashtra, the coronavirus cases climbed to 9,07,212, followed by Andhra Pradesh with 4,98,125 cases, and Tamil Nadu with 4,63,240 cases.

The other worst high virus hit states are Karnataka (3,98,551), Uttar Pradesh (2,66,283) and Delhi (1,91,449).

Maharashtra has also reported the highest number of fatalities at 26,604 followed by 7,836 deaths in Tamil Nadu.

The death toll in the national capital rose to 4,567, while 1,65,937 patients in Delhi have recovered so far, the healthy ministry data shows.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 4,95,51,507 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to September 6 with 7,20,362 samples being tested yesterday.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Metro resumed services with the curtailed operation of the Yellow Line today after being closed for over five months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

-RJV