India’s COVID tally crosses 58-lakh mark, death toll at 92,290

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New Delhi (NVI): India registered a single-day rise of 86,052 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 58,18,571, Union Health Ministry confirmed.

The country’s death toll has gone up to 92,290 with 1,141 new fatalities being reported during the same period.

So far, 47,56,165 patients have recovered all over the country, while active cases stands at 9,70,116. The recovery rate also improves further to 82 per cent.

In terms of total number of cases, Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state with 12,82,963 coronavirus cases followed by Andhra Pradesh with 6,54,385 cases, Tamil Nadu with 5,63,691 positive cases.

The other worst affected states includes Karnataka (5,48,557), Uttar Pradesh (3,74,277) and Delhi (2,60,623).

In terms of fatalities, Maharashtra tops the tally with 34,345 deaths followed by Tamil Nadu 9,076, ministry said.

The death toll in the national capital surged to 5,123 while another 2,24,375, patients have been cured so far, healthy ministry data shows.

According to the Indian Council Medical Research (ICMR), a total 6,89,28,440 samples tested up to September 22 for COVID-19. Of these, 14,92,409 samples were tested yesterday.

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the recent surge in COVID-19 cases was due to the massive scaling up of testing from 20,000 tests per day previously to 60,000 tests every day at present.

-RJV