India’s COVID death tally nears 1 lakh, 1,095 deaths reported in 24 hours

New Delhi: With new 1,095 fatalities reported in the last 24 hours, the total number of deaths in India linked to the novel coronavirus inched closer to the one lakh mark.

According to the Health Ministry of India, the overall figure now stands at 99,773. The past 24 hours also revealed 81,484 new COVID cases, which takes the total number of confirmed cases in the country to nearly 64 lakh.

India’s tally of the coronavirus surged to 6,394,068 after 81,484 fresh infections were reported in the last 24 hours, the Ministry’s data showed on Friday.

The number of active cases of COVID stands at 942,217 as India sustained its trend of maintaining active cases below the 1 million mark for the 11th successive day.

In the past 24 hours, the country also saw 78,877 people discharged after treatment for the virus, taking the total number of recoveries past 53 lakh.

India remains the second worst-hit country in the world and less than 10 lakh cases behind the United States. Within India Maharashtra remains, by some distance, the worst-affected state with more than 14 lakh confirmed cases.

India has recorded, on average, over 82,000 cases per day in the last week – the highest in that period was 88,600 recorded on September 27 – and a total of 5.75 lakh cases in that time.

In the seven days leading up to Thursday, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the US saw fewer than three lakh cases.

India, which has climbed steadily up the list of worst-affected countries in recent weeks, overtaking Brazil to reach second place on September 2, is now fewer than 10 lakh cases from being the worst-hit country by the COVID pandemic.


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