India’s COVID tally crosses 54 lakh, 92,605 infections reported in 24 hours

Srinagar: In the last 24 hours, India recorded 92,605 coronavirus infections taking its tally across the 54-lakh mark. The number of cases in the country now stands at 54,00,619, including 10,10,824 active cases.

According to the Health Ministry of India, the country, which is the second worst-hit country after the US, reported fresh 1,133 deaths linked to the virus, taking the total number of fatalities to 86,752.

India has also doubled its testing in the past month to more than 6.24 crore tests, with a record 12 lakh tests (12,06,806) conducted in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said.

India has been reporting more than 90,000 cases per day for the past week and has added almost 17 lakh cases in September alone.

Around 21,150 of the total deaths, about a fourth of all deaths till now, were reported in September. India’s fatality rate is 1.61 per cent, Saturday’s data from the Health Ministry showed.

On Saturday, India, which accounts for almost 17 per cent of all cases in the world, overtook the United States of America to record the highest coronavirus recoveries in the world, the Health Ministry said.

Worldwide, more than 30.6 million people have contracted the coronavirus since its outbreak in China’s Wuhan last year.


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