From Our Bureau  

14th SEPTEMBER 2020    

India witnessed a big spurt with 92,071 fresh COVID-19 positive cases reported on Monday, taking the country’s cumulative cases to 48,46,427. The death toll rose to 79,722, with 1,136 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.

However, India’s journey of a fast growing Recovery Rate has crossed a milestone today. On a continuous upward trajectory, the Recovery Rate has touched 78 percent reflecting the increasing number of high recoveries per day.

The total recovered cases are 37,80,107, with 77,512 patients discharged in the last 24 hours. The gap between Recovered cases and Active cases is consistently increasing. This has touched nearly 28 lakh today (27,93,509).

The total number of active cases in the country stands at 9,86,598 as on date, accounting for 20.36 percent of the total confirmed cases.

More than 60 percent of Active Cases are concentrated in 5 States,  viz  Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. These States are also reporting 60 percent of the total recovered cases.

Of the 92,071 new cases reported in the last 24 hours in the country, Maharashtra continued to contribute a high number. In the last 24 hours, it has reported more than 22,000 new cases. Andhra Pradesh has contributed more than 9,800 new cases.

Nearly 60 percent of the total cases are being contributed by five States viz. Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.

Of the 1,136 deaths logged in the past 24 hours, nearly 53 percent are concentrated in three States of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh. These are followed by Tamil Nadu, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh. More than 36 percent of deaths reported are from Maharashtra (416 deaths). The case fatality rate dropped to 1.64 percent. (eom)

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