New Delhi, Sep 7: A rattled and battered world includes India registering a record spike of 90,802 new COVID cases during the past 24 hours, occupying second position globally on all COVID parameters with US at number one position, registering 61 lakh cases.
It was for the second consecutive day that the nation clocked a single day surge of more than 90k cases, as per the Union Health Ministry data.
The country’s overall Covid tally has now pushed past 42 lakh mark , with the figure presently at 42,04,614. Active case load on the country has now increased to 8,82,542 , while fatalities due to the virus have reached 71,642 after 1016 more people lost their battle to COVID 19 since Sunday.On the brighter side, recoveries have now reached 32,50,429 after 6,564 people were cured/discharged during the past 24 hours.
The country’s recovery rate now stands at 77.31 per cent, while the fatality rate is at 1.70 per cent presently. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), in the past 24 hours, 7,20,362 samples were tested, taking the total tests conducted to 4,95,51,507, till date.
Pessimism has given way to optimism with total recoveries crossing 32.5 lakh till Monday and 69,564 patients being discharged in the past 24 hours.The Recovery Rate touched 77.31 per cent. The total number of recoveries stood at more than 32.5 lakh — 32,50,429 — Monday, an official statement here said.
In the past 24 hours, Andhra Pradesh recorded the highest recoveries with 11,915 newly recovered cases. Karnataka and Maharashtra saw 9,575 and 7,826 recoveries while Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh witnessed 5,820 and 4,779 new recoveries, respectively.
These five states together contributed 57 per cent of the recoveries in the past 24 hours.
Five states are contributing 60 per cent of total cases with Maharashtra at the top with 21.6 per cent, followed by Andhra Pradesh (11.8 per cent), Tamil Nadu (11 per cent), Karnataka (9.5 per cent) and Uttar Pradesh at 6.3 per cent.
Maharashtra also contributed 26.76 per cent of the active cases in the country, followed by Andhra Pradesh (11.30 per cent), Karnataka (11.25 per cent), Uttar Pradesh (6.98 per cent) and Tamil Nadu (5.83 per cent). These five states at present contribute 62 per cent of total active cases.
Uttar Pradesh, which is the most active state politically recorded 5649 fresh Covid-19 infections in a day on Monday, taking the total to 2,71,851 cases.The death toll too inched towards 4K cases and now it has touched 3976 with 56 fresh casualties.
The recovery rate of the Covid patients in the state has gone up to 75.67 per cent while the fatality rate was 1.46 per cent.In far flung areas of Uttar Pradesh like Muzaffarnagar 87 new cases have come to the fore taking the tally to 2,500.A total of 899 active coronavirus patients are currently undergoing treatment.
Varanasi, a religious place recorded 81 new cases, tally surpasses 9000 mark on Monday. Tota 1,811 patients were currently undergoing treatment while 158 have so far succumbed to the contagion.
Meanwhile, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath dedicated a 300-bedded Covid hospital and a testing lab in Gorakhpur to COVID patients and praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his helping hand.
He said, ‘The testing capacity would be doubled now.”
Maharashtra, which has maintained the lead in COVID infections since its outbreak saw 42 deaths and 1589 cases across eight districts of Marathwada region of the state during the past 24 hours.
The districtwise data collected by UNI stated that Latur was the worst-affected with seven deaths and 336 fresh cases; followed by Nanded, recording seven deaths and 328 cases; Aurangabad seven deaths and 310 cases, Beed 110 cases and seven deaths, Osmanabad six deaths and 211 cases, Jalna four deaths and 158 cases, Parbhani 62 cases and four deaths, and Hingoli registering 63 new cases.