India’s COVID tally crosses 55-lakh mark, death toll nearing 89,000

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New Delhi (NVI): India coronavirus tally has crossed the 55-lakh mark and stands at 55,62,664, with a single-day spike of 75,083 new cases in last 24 hours, Union Health Ministry said.

The country’s death toll has reached 88,935 with 1,053 fatalities reported during this period.

Notably, the number of active cases stands at 9,75,861, while 44,97,868 patients have been cured and discharged from the hospitals across the country.

In worst-hit Maharashtra, the COVID-19 cases climbed to 12,24,380, followed by Andhra Pradesh with 6,31,749 cases, and Tamil Nadu with 5,47,337 cases.

The other worst affected states in the country are Karnataka (5,26,876), Uttar Pradesh (3,58,893) and Delhi (2,49,259).

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 5,014, while 2,13,304 patients have recovered so far, the healthy ministry data shows.

As per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total 6,53,25,779 samples tested up to September 21 for COVID-19. Of these, 9,33,185 samples were tested yesterday.

Meanwhile, the government today said that the coronavirus recovery rate in India has crossed the 80 per cent mark as the country has been recording more than 90,000 recoveries during the past three days.

-RJV