India’s COVID tally crosses 59-lakh mark, death toll nearing 94,000

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New Delhi (NVI): India coronavirus tally has crossed the 59-lakh mark and stands at 59,03,933, with a single-day spike of 85,362 new cases in last 24 hours, Union Health Ministry said.

The country’s death toll has reached 93,379 with 1,089 fatalities reported during this period.

Notably, the number of active cases stands at 9,60,969, while 48,49,585 patients have been cured and discharged from the hospitals across the country.

In worst-hit Maharashtra, the COVID-19 cases climbed to 13,00,757, followed by Andhra Pradesh with 6,61,458 cases, and Tamil Nadu with 5,69,370 cases.

The other worst affected states in the country are Karnataka (5,57,212), Uttar Pradesh (3,78,533) and Delhi (2,64,450).

Maharashtra has also reported the highest number of death toll at 34,761 followed by 9,148 deaths in Tamil Nadu.

The death toll in the national capital surpassed to 5,147, while 2,28,436 patients have recovered so far, the healthy ministry data shows.

As per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total 7,02,69,975 samples tested up to September 25 for COVID-19. Of these, 13,41,535 samples were tested yesterday.

Meanwhile, the Tripura government announced that schools in the state will reopen for the students of classes 11 and 12 from October 5, although coronavirus cases are rising on daily basis.

-RJV