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.
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…
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