India’s COVID tally crosses 5 million, death toll at 82,066

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New Delhi (NVI): India coronavirus tally has crossed the five million mark and stands at 50,20,360, with a single-day spike of 90,123 new cases in last 24 hours, Union Health Ministry said.

The country’s death toll has reached 82,066 with 1,290 fatalities reported during this period.

Notably, the number of active cases stands at 9,95,933, while 39,42,361 patients have been cured and discharged from the hospitals across the country.

In worst-hit Maharashtra, the COVID-19 cases climbed to 10,97,856, followed by Andhra Pradesh with 5,83,925 cases, and Tamil Nadu with 5,14,208 cases.

The other worst affected states in the country are Karnataka (4,75,265), Uttar Pradesh (3,24,036) and Delhi (2,25,796).

Maharashtra has also reported the highest number of death toll at 30,409 followed by 8,502 deaths in Tamil Nadu.

The death toll in the national capital surpassed to 4,806, while 1,91,203 patients have recovered so far, the healthy ministry data shows.

According to the Indian Council Medical Research (ICMR), 5,94,29,115 samples tested up to 15th September for COVID-19. Of these, 11,16,842 samples tested yesterday.

Meanwhile, the government yesterday said that the number of recoveries in India was amongst the highest in the world and the country learnt from the experience of nations that suffered high mortalities to avoid a huge peak in terms of deaths.

-RJV