From Our Bureau  

15th SEPTEMBER 2020    

India witnessed a big spurt with 83,809 fresh COVID-19 positive cases reported on Tuesday, taking the country’s cumulative cases to 49,30,236. The death toll rose to 80,776, with 1,054 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, India continues to post very high number of daily recoveries. The continuous upward trajectory of India’s Recovery Rate has touched 78.28 percent today. As many as 79,292 patients have recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours.

The total recovered cases stand at 38,59,399. The gap between Recovered cases and Active cases has crossed 28 lakh today (28,69,338).

The total number of active cases in the country stands at 9,90,061 as on date, accounting for 20.08 percent of the total confirmed cases.

Close to half (48.8 percent) of the Active Cases are concentrated in 3 States; Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Kerala and Telangana  contribute close to a quarter (24.4 percent) of the Active Cases.

Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu contribute 60.35 percent of the total Active Cases and are also reporting close to 60 percent (59.42 percent) of the total recovered cases.

As many as 1,054 case fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours. Of the total deaths, nearly 69 percent are concentrated in four States and one Union Territory– Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi. The case fatality rate has declined to 1.64 percent today.

More than 37 percent of deaths reported are from Maharashtra (29,894 deaths).The State reported 34.44 percent of the deaths in the last 24 hours (363 deaths).  (eom)

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