India’s COVID tally over 61 lakh, death toll at 96,318

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New Delhi (NVI): India registered a single-day rise of 70,589 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, taking the overall caseload to 61,45,292, Union Health Ministry confirmed.

The country’s death toll now stands at 96,318 with 776 new fatalities being reported during this period.

So far, 51,01,398 patients have recovered all over the country, while active cases stands at 9,47,576. With this, the recovery rate also improves to 83 per cent.

In terms of total number of cases, Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state with 13,5113 coronavirus cases followed by Andhra Pradesh with 6,81,161 cases, Tamil Nadu with 5,86,397 positive cases.

The other worst affected states includes Karnataka (5,82,458), Uttar Pradesh (3,90,875) and Delhi (2,73,098).

In terms of fatalities, Maharashtra tops the tally with 35,751 deaths followed by Tamil Nadu 9,383, ministry said.

The death toll in the national capital surged to 5,272 while another 2,40,703 patients have recovered so far, healthy ministry data shows.

According to the Indian Council Medical Research (ICMR), total samples tested up to September 28 for COVID-19 are 7,31,10,041 including 11,42,811 samples tested yesterday.

Meanwhile, the Maharashtra government has agreed to allow restaurants to provide dine-in service from the first week of October, although being the worst affected state in terms of coronavirus cases in the country.