Coronavirus cases cross 52 lakh in India

Published:Saturday, 19 Sep 2020 09:09

Coronavirus cases cross 52 lakh in India

India’s coronavirus tally has crossed the 52-lakh mark after a spike of 96,424 new Covid-19 cases, were reported in the last 24 hours, according to Ministry of Health data on Friday.

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 52,14,677, while the death toll climbed to 84,372 with the virus claiming 1,174 lives in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The COVID-19 case fatality rate due to the coronavirus infection has further dropped to 1.62 per cent.

India is currently the second-worst affected nation.

India’s recovery rate stands at 78.86 per cent with 41,12,552 patients that have recovered from Covid-19.

Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh continue to remain the worst affected states from coronavirus pandemic. These states contribute around 60 per cent of India’s active Covid-19 cases.

Maharastra’s total Covid-19 tally is at 11,45,840 cases after reporting a fresh spike of 24,619 cases. Andhra Pradesh has become the second state after Maharashtra to report more than 6 lakh Covid-19 cases. Andhra Pradesh totals Covid-19 case tally at 6,01,462 cases.