India's COVID-19 infection tally crosses 74 lakh with 62212 new cases

Coronavirus India’s tally crosses 74 lakh recoveries reach 65.24 lakh

Coronavirus India’s tally crosses 74 lakh recoveries reach 65.24 lakh

On Saturday, the Health Ministry data said 65,24,595 have been discharged, 7,95,087 are now active while 1,12,998 lost the battle against the pandemic.

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5.

The total number of recoveries have surged to 64,53,779 and exceed active cases of COVID-19 by 56,49,251.

Among other severely affected states, Karnataka has 1,13,557 active cases; while 6,20,008 people have recovered, 10,283 succumbed to the novel coronavirus.

A total of 70,816 patients have recovered and discharged in a span of 24 hours whereas 62,212 new COVID-19 cases were reported during the same period, according to data updated by the ministry at 8 am. "This significant achievement is the outcome of Centre-led targetted strategies leading to a high number of recoveries, and steadily falling number of fatalities", it said in a tweet.

"India is the only country with the highest recoveries and continues to have one of the lowest fatality rates globally". The case fatality rate as on date stands at 1.52 per cent. The difference between active cases and recovered cases is consistently increasing and stands at 57,29,508 today.

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Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit with a total of 15,76,062 cases, including 41,502 deaths; followed by Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.

The COVID-19 case fatality rate due COVID-19 was recorded at 1.52 per cent.

India's tally on Sunday rose to 74,94,551 with 61,871 new cases in 24 hours. Of these, almost 82 per cent are concentrated in 10 states and UTs - Maharashtra, Karnataka, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala.

These results have been boosted by 22 states and Union Territories which have demonstrated better performance and are reporting even lower deaths per million population compared to the national average, it said.

Collaborative efforts of the Centre, states and Union Territories have resulted in the strengthening of health facilities across the country.

The central team will help the states in strictly implementing containment, monitoring, testing, preventing transmission, preventive measures and improving treatment of COVID patients.

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