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COVID-19 update: Cases rise to 59 lakh, death toll mounts to 93,379

The state worst-hit by COVID-19 pandemic continues to be Maharashtra as the number of active cases in the state stands at 2,73,190

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COVID-19 update: Cases rise to 59 lakh, death toll mounts to 93,379
The number of recoveries also reached 48,49,584, taking the recovery rate to 82.14%

With an uptick of 85, 181 cases and 1, 089 deaths over the last 24 hours, India's coronavirus tally has surpassed the 59-lakh mark on Saturday. Total number of coronavirus cases rose to 59,03,932. Active COVID-19 cases in India stand at 9,60,969 whereas 93, 379 people have succumbed to novel coronavirus so far. The number of recoveries also reached 48,49,584, taking the recovery rate to 82.14%.

According to the Union Health Ministry data, around 75% of the total active COVID-19 cases were reported from 10 states/UTs. These states and UTs are Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha, West Bengal, and Uttar Pradesh. These states also account for around 75% of the total recoveries reported so far.

The state worst-hit by COVID-19 pandemic continues to be Maharashtra as the number of active cases in the state stands at 2,73,190. The number of deaths due to COVID-19 stand at 34,761, whereas 9,92,806 people have recovered from the disease in the state.  Active cases in Karnataka stand at 98,493 and fatalities at 8,417.

The national capital has reported 30, 867 active cases and 5,147 deaths so far. In Andhra Pradesh, the total number of active cases stands at 6,683, while 5,606 people have succumbed to the disease as of Saturday.

Tamil Nadu has reported a total 46,836 active cases as of Saturday, whereas the death toll stands at 9, 148. Active cases in Kerala rose to 48,967, in West Bengal 25,374 and in UP to 59,397.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 7,02,69,975 samples were tested for novel coronavirus till September 25, 2020. Out of these, 13,41,535 samples were tested yesterday.

Here is the lowdown of active COVID-19 cases across the country:

  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands-179
  • Andhra Pradesh- 67,683
  • Arunachal Pradesh- 2,427
  • Assam- 30,034
  • Bihar- 12,773
  • Chandigarh- 2,390
  • Chhattisgarh- 30,928
  • Dadra Nagar Havel- 182
  • Delhi- 30,867
  • Goa- 5,614
  • Gujarat- 16, 478
  • Haryana- 18,032
  • Himachal Pradesh- 3,976
  • Jammu and Kashmir- 19,170
  • Jharkhand- 12,533
  • Karnataka- 98,493
  • Kerala- 48,967
  • Ladakh- 998
  • Madhya Pradesh- 22,198
  • Maharashtra- 2,73, 190
  • Manipur- 2,216
  • Meghalaya- 1,772
  • Mizoram- 546
  • Nagaland- 1,083
  • Odisha- 34,897
  • Puducherry- 5,214
  • Punjab- 19,937
  • Rajasthan- 19,030
  • Sikkim- 679
  • Tamil Nadu- 46,836
  • Telangana- 30,334
  • Tripura- 6,148
  • Uttarakhand- 10,934
  • Uttar Pradesh 59, 397
  • West Bengal- 25,374

Also read: Sanitisers for veggies to oxygen cans: Over 10,000 COVID-19 fighting products flood Indian market

Also read: COVID-19 in India: Nearly 7 crore tests conducted, positivity rate at 8.44%

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