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India’s Covid-19 daily cases dip slightly, more than a million cases recorded in 2 weeks: All you need to know today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
Sep 09, 2020 09:27 PM IST

Coronavirus update: India has 8,97,394 active cases of Covid-19 as of Wednesday. This accounts for 20.53 per cent of the total caseload in the country.

India on Wednesday recorded 89,706 positive cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) , pushing the country’s cumulative tally past 4.3 million-mark. The country also saw 1,115 deaths in the last 24 hours, which logged the cumulative death toll at 73,890 due to the disease outbreak.

People wait in a line to board a passenger bus during rush hour, amidst the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Mumbai, India.(REUTERS)
People wait in a line to board a passenger bus during rush hour, amidst the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Mumbai, India.(REUTERS)

Here is all you need to know about the Covid-19 disease in India today:

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- India saw 89,706 Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, marking the total positive cases at 43,70,128.

- India’s death toll due to Covid-19 rose to 73,890 after 1,115 people died due to the disease in the last 24 hours.

- The Covid-19 case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.69 per cent, data from the health ministry website showed.

- More than 1 million people have tested positive for the coronavirus in India in less than two weeks. Testing has been ramped up to more than 1 million daily, with cumulative testing exceeding 50 million.

- India has 8,97,394 active cases of Covid-19 as of Wednesday. This accounts for 20.53 per cent of the total caseload in the country.

- At 27,407, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of deaths so far, followed by 8,012 in Tamil Nadu, 6,680 in Karnataka and 4,618 in Delhi.

- A total of 11,54,549 tests have been conducted for detection of Covid-19 in a span of 24 hours on Tuesday. So far, India has tested 5,18,04,677 people for the infection.

- The number of people recovered from Covid-19 in India has surged to 33,98,844, further improving the recovery rate to 77.8 per cent

- Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are among the five states contributing 61 per cent of the total active cases.

- More than 70 per cent of Covid-19 deaths occurred due to comorbidities, the health ministry has said.

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