India’s COVID tally crosses 51-lakh mark with a spike of 97,894 cases

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New Delhi (NVI): India registered a biggest single-day rise of 97,894 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, taking the overall caseload to 51,18,254, Union Health Ministry confirmed.

The country’s death toll has reached 83,198 with 1,132 fatalities reported during this period.

Notably, the number of active cases stands at 10,09,976, while 40,25,080 patients have been cured and discharged from the hospitals across the country.

With this, the recovery rate rises to 78.64 per cent from yesterday’s 78.53 percent.

In worst-hit Maharashtra, the COVID-19 cases climbed to 11,21,221, followed by Andhra Pradesh with 5,92,760 cases, and Tamil Nadu with 5,19,860 cases.

The other worst affected states in the country are Karnataka (4,84,990), Uttar Pradesh (3,30,265) and Delhi (2,30,269).

Maharashtra has also reported the highest number of death toll at 30,883 followed by 8,559 deaths in Tamil Nadu.

The death toll in the national capital surpassed to 4,839, while 1,94,516 patients have recovered so far, the healthy ministry data shows.

According to the Indian Council Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 6,05,65,728 samples tested up to September 16 for COVID-19. Of these, 11,36,613 samples were tested yesterday.

Meanwhile, a team of the Health Department has found irregularities in prices of oxygen cylinders supplied by a firm to COVID-19 hospitals in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar.

-RJV