New Delhi, Sep 28: India’s nCoV cases tally crossed 60 lakh mark and reached 60,74,702 on Monday after recording a sharp spike of 82,170 new cases in the past 24 hours , as per the Union Health Ministry update here.
Pandemic deaths have also witnessed a rise and the toll now stands at 95,542 after 1,039 more people lost their battle with the highly contagious virus.
On the other hand, recoveries also crossed the 50-lakh mark after clocking 74,893 cured and discharged cases during the same period, and the figure now stands at 50,16,520.
India has witnessed a high level of more than 90,000 daily recoveries in the recent past and the total recovered cases outnumber active cases by more than five times.
As much as 73 per cent of the new recovered cases are being reported from 10 states — Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Kerala, Odisha, West Bengal and Punjab.
Active case-load on the country has increased a little since Sunday and currently the peninsular houses 9,62,640, such cases, the government data update said.
In terms of percentage, the active cases are 15.85 per cent, recovered at 82.58 per cent, and the deaths 1.57 per cent.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), as many as 7,09,394 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, taking the total cumulative samples tested since the beginning of the pandemic till Sunday to 7,19,67,230.
Maharashtra continues to remain the worst affected state with maximum case count as well as in terms of maximum active cases of the pandemic. It recorded 18,056 new coronavirus positive cases, which pushed the state’s overall tally to 13.39 lakh. With the death of 380 patients in the day, the toll reached 35,571.
Karnataka registered 9,543 new Covid-19 cases and 79 deaths in a span of 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 5,75,566
Telangana reported 1,378 new Covid-19 cases and 7 fatalities in the last 24 hours, pushing the state tally to 1,87,211, with 1,107 deaths, the state’s Covid-19 bulletin said on Monday.
The number of global novel coronavirus cases was nearing the 33 million mark, while the deaths have increased to more than 9,96,000 on Monday, Johns Hopkins University said.
The total number of cases stood at 32,977,556 and the fatalities rose to 996,674, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.
The US is the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 7,113,666 and 204,750, respectively, according to the CSSE.
India comes in the second place in terms of cases at 59,92,532 while the country’s death toll soared to 94,503.
The other countries with the cases are Brazil (4,717,991), Russia (1,146,273, Colombia (813,056) and Peru (800,142) the CSSE figures showed.
Brazil currently accounts for the second highest number of fatalities at 1,41,741.
The countries with a death toll above 20,000 are Mexico (76,430), UK (42,077), Italy (35,835), Peru (32,142), France (31,675) and Spain (31,232).