India on Saturday registered yet another highest single-day spike of 86,432 new COVID-19 cases and 1,089 deaths taking the total caseload past 40 lakhs.
There are a total of 40,23,179 cases including 8,46,395 active cases, 31,07,223 discharged patients and 69,561 fatalities, as per a data by the Union Ministry of Health.
Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh are the five states that have reported the highest number of cases in the last 24 hours. These five states account for over 62 per cent of the active cases, the Health Ministry said.
According to the data, the case fatality rate has further declined to 1.74%. There are 8,31,124 active coronavirus cases in the country, which account for 21.11% of the caseload.
India is the third worst-hit nation by the pandemic after the US and Brazil in terms of cases and deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker that has been compiling coronavirus cases from around the world.
India crossed the 20 lakh-mark on August 7 and the 30 lakh-mark on August 23.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 4,66,79,145 samples were tested for COVID-19 in the country as on September 3, including 11,69,765 on Thursday.
India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 and the 30-lakh mark on August 23.
While, a total of 4,77,38,491 number of samples have been tested up to September 4 including 10,59,346 samples tested on Friday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) informed.
India’s covid-19 tally Takes Just 13 Days To Cross 40 Lakh From 30 lakh Cases
India’s COVID-19 infection tally sprinted past 40 lakh, just 13 days after it crossed 30 lakh, with a record 86,432 cases being reported in a day, while recoveries have surged to 31,07,223 on Saturday pushing the recovery rate to 77.23 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry.
India’s COVID-19 cases jumped from 10 lakh to 20 lakh in 21 days. It took 16 more days to race past 30 lakh and 13 days more to cross the 40-lakh mark.
It took 110 days for the COVID-19 cases in the country to reach one lakh while it had taken 59 days more to go past the 10-lakh post.
The COVID-19 case fatality rate due to the novel coronavirus infection has further declined to 1.73 per cent.