For the forth consecutive day, the number of recoveries are higher than new cases reported. The overall recovery rate has now increased to 80.86 per cent.
The health ministry data on Tuesday morning showed that India has achieved record recoveries of 1,01,468 COVID-19 patients in the last 24 hours. With a spike of 75,083 cases, the coronavirus tally of the country cross 55-lakh mark, while 1,053 deaths deaths were reported in 24 hours. For the forth consecutive day, the number of recoveries are higher than new cases reported. The overall recovery rate has now increased to 80.86 per cent after almost 45 lakh people (44,97,868) have recovered from the infection since the outbreak. The active cases in the country have now come down to 9,75,861.
The country, according to the health ministry data, has recorded 55, 62,664 cases of infection since the outbreak, while total of 88,935 people have lost their lives to COVID-19 till now with fatality rate at 1.59%.
Health ministry data shows that 9,33,185 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. India, in Sepetember alone, has recorded 19,41,238 lakh new coronavirus cases with 17,23,066 recoveries and 24,466 deaths.
With over 12.24 lakh COVID -19 cases, Maharashtra remains the worst affected state by the pandemic. The western state, accounting for almost 37% of the deaths in the country, has recorded 33,015 deaths due to the Covid-19 infection. Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh follow Maharashtra in list of worst affected states.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after alarming rise in cases across many states, have called for a virtual conference with 7 state chief ministers to discuss the situation. The discussion will take place on 23 September, and state representatives of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, UP and Delhi are likely to attend it.
India remains the second worst-hit country by the pandemic, accounting for 19 per cent of all cases in the world.