India's coronavirus caseload sprinted past 56 lakh, just seven days after it crossed 50 lakh. According to Union Health Ministry data, India registered 83,347 new COVID-19 infections, whereas the death toll climbed to 1,085 in just one day. Overall, coronavirus cases have jumped to 56,46,01, including 45,87,614 recovered people and 90,020 deaths. India's active caseload is at 9,68,377.
India is behind the US, having the second-highest COVID-19 cases in the world. The US has recorded the world's most number of coronavirus infections as well as deaths. Today, the US' coronavirus-related fatalities crossed two lakh mark.
India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and it went past 50 lakh on September 16.
According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 6,62,79,462 samples have been tested up to September 22 with 9,53,683 samples being tested on Tuesday.
Here are the details of state-wise coronavirus cases:
Andaman and Nicobar Islands -160
Andhra Pradesh- 71,465
Arunachal Pradesh -2,052
Dadra Nagar Haveli-198
Jammu and Kashmir-21,485