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COVID-19 cases in India reports over 90,000 during a single day, toll rises to 70,626

By Jahanbee Gupta

According to the newest health ministry data, the COVID-19 case death rate has further declined to 1.72 per cent.

India's COVID-19 tally of cases went past 41 lakh with a record of 90,632 people being infected during a day, while 31,80,865 people have recuperated thus far pushing the national recovery rate to 77.32 per cent on Sunday, consistent with the Union Health Ministry data. The total coronavirus cases mounted to 41,13,811, while the toll climbed to 70,626 with the novel coronavirus virus claiming 1,065 lives during a span of 24 hours within the country, the info updated at 8 am showed.

The COVID-19 case death rate thanks to the coronavirus infection have further declined to 1.72 per cent. There are 8,62,320 active cases of coronavirus infection within the country which comprises 20.96 per cent of the entire caseload, the info stated. India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7 August, 30 lakh on 23 August and it went past 40 lakh on 5 September. According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 4,88,31,145 samples are tested up to five September with 10,92,654 samples being tested on Saturday.

Of the 1,065 fresh deaths, 312 are from Maharashtra, 128 from Karnataka, 81 from Uttar Pradesh, 71 from Andhra Pradesh, 69 from Punjab, 61 from Tamil Nadu, 58 from West Bengal, 34 from Bihar, 30 from Madhya Pradesh, 25 from Delhi, 22 from Haryana, 19 from Chhattisgarh, 18 each from Puducherry and Uttarakhand, 15 each from Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand.

Fourteen fatalities are reported from Rajasthan, 11 from Kerala, nine each from Goa and Telangana, eight from Tripura, seven each from Assam and Odisha, four from Himachal Pradesh while Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Manipur, and Meghalaya have registered one fatality each. Of the entire 70,626 deaths, Maharashtra has reported the utmost at 26,276 followed by 7,748 in Tamil Nadu, 6,298 in Karnataka, 4,538 in Delhi, 4,347 in Andhra Pradesh, 3,843 in Uttar Pradesh, 3,510 in West Bengal, 3,091 in Gujarat, and 1,808 in Punjab.

So far, 1,543 people have died of COVID-19 in Madhya Pradesh, 1,122 in Rajasthan, 886 in Telangana, 781 in Haryana, 770 in Jammu and Kashmir, 735 in Bihar, 538 in Odisha, 462 in Jharkhand, 356 in Chhattisgarh, 352 in Assam, 337 in Kerala and 330 in Uttarakhand. Puducherry has registered 298 fatalities, Goa 229, Tripura 144, Chandigarh 69, Himachal Pradesh 54, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 50, Manipur 36, Ladakh 35, Meghalaya 15, Nagaland 10, Arunachal Pradesh eight. The health ministry stressed that quite 70 per cent of the deaths occurred thanks to comorbidities.

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