Passengers travelling  by the Kolkata Metro, which resumed its operations after a gap of 176 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on September 14, 2020.
Passengers travelling by the Kolkata Metro, which resumed its operations after a gap of 176 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on September 14, 2020. |Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS
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India reports 1,054 more COVID-19 deaths, 83,809 new cases of infection

The number of patients who have recovered rises to 3,859,399

By Sonny Abraham/NetIndian News Network

New Delhi, September 15, 2020

India today registered 1,054 more deaths due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and 83,809 new cases of infection across the country -- both significantly lower than the numbers reported for the last several days.

With these, the death toll in the country has crossed the 80,000-mark to touch 80,776 while the total number of persons infected by the virus so far has gone past 4.9 million to reach 4,930,236 as of this morning.

The highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 in a single day in the country -- 1,209 -- was recorded on September 11. The country had reported 1,136 deaths yesterday.

The highest number of fresh cases of infection in a 24-hour period in the country -- 97,570 -- was reported on September 12. The country had registered 92,071 new cases yesterday.

The country had reported more than 1,100 deaths on each of the last seven days and more than 1,200 deaths each on September 11 and 12.

It has now reported a thousand-plus COVID deaths for 14 consecutive days, on 18 of the last 21 days and 22 of the last 36 days. It has reported more than 900 deaths on 31 of the last 34 days.

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 seven of the last ten days and more than 80,000 cases for 12 of the last 13 days. It has reported more than 75,000 cases on 19 of the last 20 days, more than 60,000 cases on 34 of the last 35 days and more than 50,000 new cases for the 47th consecutive day today.

On the positive side, the number of patients who have recovered rose to 3,859,399 this morning.

The world has reported a total of more than 29.190 million cases of COVID-19 so far while the global death toll stood at 927,245 this morning.

India is placed second in the world in terms of the total number of cases of infection so far, behind the United States (more than 6.553 million cases) and ahead of Brazil (more than 4.345 million cases).

In terms of the number of deaths, the country ranks third after the US (194,489) and Brazil (132,006).

Figures released this morning by the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, showed that the 1,054 new deaths reported in India included 363 in Maharashtra, the worst-hit state, followed by 119 in Karnataka, 68 in Punjab, 62 in Uttar Pradesh, 60 in Andhra Pradesh, 58 in West Bengal, 53 in Tamil Nadu, 29 in Madhya Pradesh, 26 in Delhi, 25 in Haryana, 18 in Chhattisgarh, 17 each in Gujarat and Jammu & Kashmir, 15 each in Kerala and Uttarakhand, 14 each in Goa and Rajasthan, 13 in Assam, 11 in Odisha, ten in Telangana, nine each in Bihar and Puducherry, seven in Tripura, six in Jharkhand, five each in Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh, two in Sikkim, and one each in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Ladakh and Meghalaya.

No new deaths were reported today from Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, Manipur and Nagaland.

Of the total of 80,776 deaths in India so far, Maharashtra accounts for the highest at 29,894, followed by 8,434 in Tamil Nadu, 7,384 in Karnataka, 4,972 in Andhra Pradesh, 4,770 in national capital Delhi, 4,491 in Uttar Pradesh, 4,003 in West Bengal, 3,227 in Gujarat, 2,424 in Punjab, 1,791 in Madhya Pradesh, 1,250 in Rajasthan, 1,000 in Haryana, 984 in Telangana, 895 in Jammu and Kashmir, 831 in Bihar, 637 in Odisha, 573 in Chhattisgarh, 561 in Jharkhand, 482 in Assam, 454 in Kerala, 429 in Uttarakhand, 394 in Puducherry, 304 in Goa, 207 in Tripura, 98 in Chandigarh, 82 in Himachal Pradesh, 52 in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, 46 in Manipur, 41 in Ladakh, 27 in Meghalaya, 16 in Sikkim, 11 in Arunachal Pradesh, ten in Nagaland, 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 4,930,236 cases in India so far include the 80,776 patients who have died as well as the 3,859,399 patients who have recovered, which means that the number of active cases in the country stood at 990,061 as of this morning, up 3,463 from yesterday.

The number of patients who have recovered has increased by 79,292 since yesterday and the recovery rate stood at 78.20%, according to the data.

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