A healthcare worker announces to people to get their rapid antigen tests done during a door-to-door survey for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Jakhan village in the western state of Gujarat.(REUTERS)
A healthcare worker announces to people to get their rapid antigen tests done during a door-to-door survey for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Jakhan village in the western state of Gujarat.(REUTERS)

India’s Covid-19 tally crosses 6.2 million mark with 80,472 fresh cases, 1,179 new fatalities

Health ministry’s bulletin on Wednesday showed 9,40,441 active cases in the country, which account for 15.42 per cent of the total cases India has seen so far.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 03:17 PM IST

India recorded 80,742 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry website on Wednesday. This pushed the nationwide tally to over 6.2 million.

The country also saw 1,179 new fatalities in the last 24 hours, pushing the cumulative death toll at 97,497, according to health ministry.

The ministry’s bulletin on Wednesday showed 9,40,441 active cases in the country, which account for 15.42 per cent of the total cases India has seen so far.

India has increased its testing capacity significantly in the last six months with tests per million population for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crossing the 50,000-mark, shows Union health ministry data.

In the past 10 days alone, Covid-19 testing has gone up from about 46,000 tests per million population to about 53,000 tests currently.

Overall, 51,87,825 people have recovered from the disease so far, the ministry data showed.

The national recovery rate crossed 83 per cent on Tuesday and the number of cases under treatment were less than 1 million.

Ten Indian states which have seen the most number of coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours include – Maharashtra (430), Karnataka (136), Punjab (75), Tamil Nadu (70), Uttar Pradesh (63), West Bengal (62), Delhi (48), Madhya Pradesh (39), Chhattisgarh (39)and Andhra Pradesh (35).

The slight dip in India’s Covid-19 number comes on the day when the central government is likely to release guidelines for the fifth phase of relaxations (Unlock 5).

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