India’s Covid tally over 57 lakh, deaths nearing 92,000 mark

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New Delhi (NVI): India witnessed a single-day jump of 86,508 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 57,32,519, Union Health Ministry said.

The country’s death toll has reached to 91,149 with 1,129 new fatalities being reported during this period.

So far, 46,74,988 patients have been cured and recovered all over the country while active cases stands at 9,66,382.

In worst-hit Maharashtra, the COVID-19 cases climbed to 12,63,799, followed by Andhra Pradesh with 6,46,530 cases, and Tamil Nadu with 5,57,999 cases.

Other states with high virus cases are Karnataka (5,40,847), Uttar Pradesh (3,69,686) and Delhi (2,56,789).

Maharashtra has also reported the highest number of death toll at 33,886 followed by 9,010 deaths in Tamil Nadu.

The death toll in the national capital surpassed to 5,087, while 2,20,866 patients have been cured so far, the healthy ministry data shows.

As per the Indian Council Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 6,74,36,031 samples tested up to September 23 for COVID-19. Of these, 11,56,569 samples were tested yesterday.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked states to press on with full strength in opening economic activities alongside fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and suggested that they should now focus on micro-containment zones to curb the virus.

-RJV