A health worker in PPE coveralls gets ready for a swab sample collection at a coronavirus testing centre in Baljeet Nagar, New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A health worker in PPE coveralls gets ready for a swab sample collection at a coronavirus testing centre in Baljeet Nagar, New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Record one-day jump of over 90,000 Covid-19 cases takes India’s tally past 4.11 million

Even as confirmed cases climbed to 4,113,811, the recovery rate at 77.32% comes as a sign of relief as 3,180,865 people have recovered from the infection.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 11:24 AM IST

India reported a record rise of more than 90,000 cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), also the highest single day-spike in the world, pushing the country’s tally past 4.11 million, the Union health ministry data showed on Sunday.

India’s infection tally is now marginally behind Brazil’s at 4,123,000, according to Johns Hopkins University’s dashboard.

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As many as 70,626 people have died of the coronavirus disease so far with 1,065 fatalities reported in the last 24 hours, according to the latest figures released by the health ministry.

As most cases continue to come from Maharashtra (636,574), Andhra Pradesh (382,104) and Karnataka (283,298), the Centre has asked these states to focus on breaking the chain of transmission and keeping the mortality below 1%.

Maharashtra contributes the maximum to the active caseload amounting to almost 25%, followed by Andhra Pradesh (12.06%), Karnataka (11.71%), Uttar Pradesh (6.92%) and Tamil Nadu which stands at 6.10%, according to the health ministry’s statement on Saturday.

Of these, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka account for nearly 49% of the active cases and more than 57% of Covid-19 deaths, the ministry said.

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Even as confirmed cases climbed to 4,113,811, the recovery rate at 77.32% comes as a sign of relief as 3,180,865 people have recovered from the infection. According to the health ministry data, 73,642 people were discharged in the last 24 hours.

“There has been a steep exponential rise in #COVID19 recoveries- from 50,000 in May to 30 lakh in Sept. The daily number of Recovered Patients has crossed 70,000. More than 3/4 of the total cases have recovered,” the health ministry said in a tweet.

Recoveries from the coronavirus disease have exceeded active cases by 2,318,545, data showed. The ministry credited the “TEST, TRACK and TREAT” strategy for the rising recovery rate. “Responsive, collaborative and effective measures right from early identification through aggressive TESTING to efficient TRACKING and comprehensive TREATMENT have collectively led to these encouraging outcomes,” it said.

The surging recoveries also signal towards the declining case fatality rate (CSR), which now stands at a new low of 1.73%.

The global infection tally has climbed to 26,873,146 and the toll has gone up to 879,307 with the maximum number of cases reported from the United States with 6,244,970 followed by Brazil at 4,123,000, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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