India’s COVID tally crosses 46-lakh mark with a spike of 97,570 cases

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New Delhi (NVI): India registered a biggest single-day rise of 97,570 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the overall caseload to 46,59,985, Union Health Ministry confirmed.

The country’s death toll has reached 77,472 with 1,201 fatalities reported during this period.

Notably, the number of active cases stand at 9,58,316, while 36,24,197 patients have discharged from the hospitals across the country.

In worst-hit Maharashtra, the COVID-19 cases climbed to 10,15,681, followed by Andhra Pradesh with 5,47,686 cases, and Tamil Nadu with 4,91,571 cases.

The other worst affected states in the country are Karnataka (4,40,411), Uttar Pradesh (2,99,045) and Delhi (2,09,748).

Maharashtra has also reported the highest number of death toll at 28,724 followed by 8,231 deaths in Tamil Nadu.

The death toll in the national capital surpassed to 4,687, while 1,78,154 patients have recovered so far, the healthy ministry data shows.

According to the Indian Council  Medical Research (ICMR), 5,51,89,226 total number of samples were tested in India for COVID-19 upto September 11 and 10,91,251 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said, Mumbai may continue to see over 2,000 cases daily for the next 3-4 weeks, terming the spike a result of higher testing.

-RJV