India's COVID-19 count at 53,08,015, recoveries cross 42 lakh mark

Source: ANI | Published on 20th September 2020, 12:51 PM | National News |

New Delhi: India's COVID-19 case count crossed 53-lakh mark with a spike of 93,337 new cases and 1,247 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday.


The total case tally stands at 53,08,015 including 10,13,964 active cases, 42,08,432 cured or discharged or migrated cases and 85,619 deaths, as per the Ministry.


According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the cumulative total samples tested up to September 18 are 6,24,54,254. The number of samples tested on September 18 is 8,81,911.


Earlier in the day, Union Health Ministry said that India has overtaken the United States to register the highest number of COVID-19 recoveries in the world.
The total recoveries in the country crossed 42 lakh.


"India overtakes the USA and becomes No.1 in terms of global COVID19 RECOVERIES. TOTAL RECOVERIES cross 42 lakh," it tweeted.


Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state in the country with 3,01,273 active cases and 31,791 deaths so far.


The total number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi rose to 2,42,899 with 4,071 new cases and 38 deaths reported on Saturday.


The numbers of active and recovered cases are 32,064 and 2,05,890 respectively. The death toll is at 4,945, according to the Delhi government.


Tamil Nadu health department informed that 5,569 new COVID-19 cases, 5,556 discharges and 66 deaths were reported in the state on Saturday, taking the total number of cases to 5,36,477 including 46,453 active cases, 4,81,273 discharges and 8,751 deaths in the state.
Karnataka reported 8,364 new COVID-19 cases, 10,815 discharges and 114 deaths today, taking the total number of cases in the State to 5,11,346 including 98,564 active cases, 4,04,841 discharges and 7,922 deaths.

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