India’s COVID tally crosses 6 million; death toll at 95,542

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New Delhi (NVI): India coronavirus tally has crossed the six million mark and stands at 60,74,703, with a single-day jump of 82,170 new cases in last 24 hours, Union Health Ministry said.

The country’s death toll has gone up to 95,542 with 1,039 new fatalities being reported during the same period.

So far, 5,01,6521 patients have recovered all over the country, while active cases stands at 9,62,640. With this, the recovery rate also improves further to 82.58 per cent.

In terms of total number of cases, Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state with 13,39,232 coronavirus cases followed by Andhra Pradesh with 6,75,674 cases, Tamil Nadu with 5,80,808 positive cases.

The other worst affected states includes Karnataka (5,75,566), Uttar Pradesh (3,87,805) and Delhi (2,71,114).

In terms of fatalities, Maharashtra tops the tally with 35,571 deaths followed by Tamil Nadu 9,313, ministry said.

The death toll in the national capital surged to 5,235 while another 2,36,651 patients have recovered so far, healthy ministry data shows.

As per the Indian Council Medical Research (ICMR) data, a total 7,17,67,230 samples tested up to September 27 for COVID-19. Of these, 7,09,394 samples were tested yesterday.

Meanwhile, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain yesterday said the COVID-19 fatality rate in the national capital was less than one per cent in the last 10 days and asserted that a massive increase in testing for detection of coronavirus has led to the rise in cases.

-RJV