Coronavirus India Updates: India Adds 94,372 New Cases In A Day; Total Count Tops 47 Lakh
The Covid-19 pandemic continues to grow in India amid concerns that the second-most populous nation may soon be the worst-hit in the world.
India added 94,372 confirmed cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to more than 47.5 lakh, according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 8 a.m. on Sept. 13. This includes more than 37 lakh patients who've recovered and more than 78,500 who succumbed to the illness.
Fresh cases India reported on Sunday fell after growing at a record pace in the last few days. The number, however, is still higher than what any other nation has added in a single day.
Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 47,54,356
Active cases: 9,73,175
Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 94,372
One-day recoveries: 78,399
One-day deaths: 1,114
Source: Health Ministry (As of 8 a.m. on Sept. 13)
Even though India’s total case load is second only to the U.S.’s 64 lakh infections, the country’s recovery rate remains above 77%.
A nationwide serological survey, however, has suggested that the country's case toll might be larger than what is recorded. “The findings of the first national population-based serosurvey indicated that 0.73% of adults in India were exposed to SARS-CoV-2, amounting to 6.4 million (64 lakh) infections in total by early May 2020,” the Indian Council of Medical Research said in its survey note.
In mid-May, around when the ICMR began the survey, India had reported just over 85,000 confirmed infections.
The U.S. reported its deadliest day since Aug. 26 while the global death toll from the novel coronavirus moved closer to 1 million. The University of Oxford is resuming trials of an experimental vaccine with AstraZeneca Plc after a halt due to a participant who fell ill. France, Europe’s latest hot spot, reported the most cases since ending a national lockdown four months ago.
The total number of cases globally rose rose above 28.5 million, with deaths exceeding 917,100.
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Five States Account For 58% Of Recoveries
A total of 37,02,595 people have recuperated from Covid-19 in the country so far, with 58% of the recovered cases being reported from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh, the central government said on Sunday.
The same five states account for 60% of total 9,73,175 active cases in the country. The national recovery rate now stands at 77.88%.
While Maharashtra has reported 17.2 % recovered cases, Tamil Nadu has 13.1%, Andhra Pradesh 12.2% , Karnataka 7.9% and Uttar Pradesh 7.8% , the Union Health Ministry said.
Maharashtra continues to lead with more than 13,000 recoveries while Andhra Pradesh has contributed more than 10,000 to the single-day recoveries, it said.
A total of 78,399 recoveries have been registered in a span of 24 hours in the country, according to the health ministry's data updated at 8 am.
Of the 94,372 new infections that have been reported in 24 hours, Maharashtra alone has contributed to more than 22,000 cases followed by Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka with more than 9,000 cases each, the ministry highlighted.
"Nearly 57% of the new cases are reported from five states. These are also contributing 58% of the new recovered cases," the ministry underlined.
There are 9,73,175 active cases of Covid-19 in the country which comprises 20.47% of the total caseload, the data stated. Maharashtra has more than 2,80,000 cases followed by Karnataka with more than 97,000 cases, the ministry said.
Maharashtra (28.79%), Karnataka (10.05%), Andhra Pradesh (9.84%), Uttar Pradesh (6.98%) and Tamil Nadu (4.84%) account for 60% of total active cases in the country.
Also, 1,114 COVID-19 fatalities have been registered in a span of 24 hours.
Maharashtra has reported the maximum number of 391 deaths followed by Karnataka with 94 deaths, whereas Tamil Nadu has reported 76 deaths.
India's COVID-19 tally of cases mounted to 47,54,356 with94,372 new infections being reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 78,586 with 1,114 people succumbing to the infection in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.
Amit Shah Admitted To AIIMS For Medical Check-Up
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who recently recovered from Covid-19, has been admitted to AIIMS here for one to two days for a complete medical check up before the Parliament session begins, hospital authorities said on Sunday.
The 55-year-old minister was admitted to the hospital at 11 p.m. on Saturday.
Shah was earlier admitted to the AIIMS in New Delhi on Aug. 18 for post-Covid care and discharged on Aug. 31 following recovery, hospital authorities had said. “As per advice given at discharge, he has now been admitted for complete medical check up before Parliament session for 1-2 days,” AIIMS said in a statement.
The Monsoon session of Parliament begins on Monday.
On August 2,Shah had said on Twitter that he had tested positive for Covid-19. He had undergone treatment at Medanta Hospital and was discharged after he tested negative for the disease.