Covid-19: India crosses 52-lakh mark, death toll up 84,372

New Delhi: With 96,424 new infections, India’s Coronavirus tally crossed the 52-lakh mark today.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the total caseload now stands at 52,14,677. The death toll has climbed to 84,372 with the virus claiming 1,174 lives in a span of 24 hours.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease rose to 41,12,551 and  there are 10,17,754 active cases of Covid-19 in the country.

India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7 August, 30 lakh on 23 August, 40 lakh on 5 September and it went past 50 lakh on 16 September.

According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 6,15,72,343 samples have been tested up to 17 September with 10,06,615 samples being tested on Thursday

Of the 1,174 new deaths,468 are from Maharashtra, 93 from Karnataka,81 from Uttar Pradesh, 72 from Andhra Pradesh,60 from West Bengal, 59 from Tamilnadu, 54 from Punjab, 38 from Delhi, 33 from Madhya Pradesh, 24 from Haryana, 19 from Jammu and Kashmir, 17 each from Assam and Chhattisgarh, 14 each from Gujarat and Rajasthan and 13 each from Odisha, Puducherry and Uttarakhand.

Eleven fatalities have been reported from Jharkhand and Telangana, nine from Kerala, eight from Goa, seven each from Bihar and Himachal Pradesh, six from Tripura, five from Chandigarh, three each from Manipur and Sikkim while Meghalaya has registered one new fatality

A total of 84,372 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 31,351 from Maharashtra followed by 8,618 from Tamilnadu, 7,629 from Karnataka, 5,177 from Andhra Pradesh, 4,877 from Delhi, 4,771 from Uttar Pradesh, 4,183 from West Bengal, 3,270 from Gujarat, 2,646 from Punjab and 1,877 from Madhya Pradesh.

The Health Ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.


NT Bureau