Crowds at a market in Kolkata amid COVID-19 pandemic, on September 10, 2020.
Crowds at a market in Kolkata amid COVID-19 pandemic, on September 10, 2020. |Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS

India registers new highs of 1,209 COVID deaths, 96,551 fresh cases of infection

Death toll jumps to 76,271; total cases cross 4.5 million

By Sonny Abraham/NetIndian News Network

New Delhi, September 11, 2020

India today registered new highs of 1,209 more deaths due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and 96,551 fresh cases of infection as the deadly disease continued to spread and claim lives across the country.

With these, the death toll in the country has crossed the 76,000-mark to touch 76,271 while the total number of persons infected by the virus so far has climbed past 4.5 million to 4,562,414

The previous highs for the number of deaths due to COVID-19 -- 1,172 -- and the number of new cases in a single day in the country 95,735 -- were reported yesterday (September 10).

This is the first time that the country has reported more than 1,200 deaths in a single day and the fourth consecutive day that it has registered more than 1,100 COVID-19 deaths.

It has reported a thousand-plus COVID deaths for ten consecutive days now, on 14 of the last 17 days and 17 of the last 32 days. It has reported more than 900 deaths on 27 of the last 30 days.

This is the 38th consecutive day that the country has reported more than 800 COVID deaths in a single day, the 44th consecutive day that it has reported more than 700 deaths, the 50th consecutive day that it has reported more than 600 deaths and the 60th consecutive day that it has reported 500 or more deaths. It has reported more than 200 deaths each day since the beginning of June.

India has been reporting more new cases of infection than any other country for the past several days.

It has reported more than 90,000 new cases in a 24-hour period for four of the last six days and more than 80,000 cases for eight of the last nine days. It has now reported more than 75,000 cases on 15 of the last 16 days, more than 60,000 cases on 29 of the last 31 days and more than 50,000 new cases for the 43rd consecutive day today.

On the positive side, the number of patients who have recovered rose to 3,542,663 this morning.

The world has reported a total of more than 28.064 million cases of COVID-19 so far while the global death toll stood at 908,257 this morning.

India is now placed second in the world in terms of the total number of cases of infection so far, behind the United States (more than 6.396 million cases) and ahead of Brazil (more than 4.238 million cases)

In terms of the number of deaths, the country ranks third after the US (191,752) and Brazil (129,522).

Figures released this morning by the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, showed that the 1, 209 new deaths reported in India included a whopping 495 in Maharashtra, the worst-hit state in India, which included 47 deaths added after reconciliation of numbers of the last few days.

It was followed by 129 in Karnataka, 94 in Uttar Pradesh, 88 in Punjab, 68 in Andhra Pradesh, 64 in Tamil Nadu, 41 in West Bengal, 28 in Delhi, 25 in Haryana, 21 in Madhya Pradesh, 18 in Assam, 16 in Chhattisgarh, 15 in Gujarat, 14 in Rajasthan, 13 each in Jammu & Kashmir and Telangana, 12 in Kerala, 11 in Odisha, ten in Bihar, six each in Goa and Puducherry, five each in Jharkhand and Uttarakhand, four in Manipur, three each in Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh, and one each in Ladakh and Meghalaya.

No new deaths were reported today from Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura,

Of the total of 76,271 deaths in India so far, Maharashtra accounts for the highest at 28,282, followed by 8,154 in Tamil Nadu, 6,937 in Karnataka, 4,702 in Andhra Pradesh, 4,666 in national capital Delhi, 4,206 in Uttar Pradesh, 3,771 in West Bengal, 3,164 in Gujarat, 2,149 in Punjab, 1,661 in Madhya Pradesh, 1,192 in Rajasthan, 940 in Telangana, 907 in Haryana, 845 in Jammu and Kashmir, 785 in Bihar, 591 in Odisha, 517 in Jharkhand, 493 in Chhattisgarh, 414 in Assam, 396 in Kerala, 377 in Uttarakhand, 353 in Puducherry, 268 in Goa, 173 in Tripura, 83 in Chandigarh, 66 in Himachal Pradesh, 51 in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, 44 in Manipur, 36 in Ladakh, 20 in Meghalaya, ten in Nagaland, nine in Arunachal Pradesh, seven in Sikkim and two in Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu.

Mizoram has not reported any COVID deaths so far while Lakshadweep Islands have not reported any cases of infection until now.

The total of 4,562,414 cases so far includes the 76,271 patients who have died as well as the 3,562,663 patients who have recovered, which means that the number of active cases in the country stood at 943,480 as of this morning, up 24,462 from yesterday.

The number of patients who have recovered has increased by 70,880 since yesterday and the recovery rate stood at 78.08%, according to the data.

Of the new cases of infection reported today, Maharashtra accounted for 23,446. Andhra Pradesh registered 10,175 fresh cases, Karnataka 9,217, Uttar Pradesh 6,988, Tamil Nadu 5,528, Delhi 4,308, Odisha 3,991, Kerala 3,349 and West Bengal 3,112.