From Our Bureau  

12th SEPTEMBER 2020    

India witnessed a big spurt with 97,570 fresh COVID-19 positive cases reported on Saturday, the highest-ever daily tally, taking the country’s cumulative cases to 46,59,984. The death toll rose to 77,472, with 1,201 fatalities recorded in the last 24 hours.

Incidentally, India has moved to the second place now in total number of COVID-19 positive cases among the countries across the world. It ranks next to the United States in overall number of cases. India now ranks third in total number of fatalities, after the United States and Brazil, which occupy the top two slots. Moreover, the daily tally of cases and deaths in India is the highest among all the countries across the globe now.

Meanwhile, with its focussed strategies and measures, India has been continuously reporting high number of recoveries. India has scaled yet another peak today. The highest ever single day recoveries of 81,533 have been registered in the last 24 hours.

Almost 60 percent of the total recovered cases are being reported from five States, viz. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.

Maharashtra has alone contributed more than 14,000 and Karnataka has contributed more than 12,000 to the new single day recoveries.

With this, the total number of recoveries has crossed 36 lakh (36,24,196) taking the Recovery Rate to 77.77 percent.

Of the 97,570 new confirmed cases added in the last 24 hours in the country, Maharashtra has reported more than 24,000 of the additional cases. Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka both have contributed more than 9,000.

Almost 60 percent of the total cases are reported from only five States. These States have also reported maximum new recoveries in the past 24 hours.

In the past 24 hours,1,201 deaths have been registered. Almost 36 percent of the deaths reported are from Maharashtra with 442 deaths, followed by Karnataka with 130 deaths. The case fatality rate has come down to 1.67 percent.

Of the total deaths, 69 percent are concentrated in  four States and a Union Territory— Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi.

Active cases as on date are 9,58,316 , accounting for 20.57 percent of the total confirmed cases in the country. (eom)

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