India reports 1,124 more COVID-19 deaths, 88,600 fresh cases of infection
Gollamandla Suresh Kumar, a teacher in Telangana, who has been cycling to villages in Khammamd district, wearing a helmet and a facemask, for over six months to create awareness among people about the deadly coronavirus. IANS

India reports 1,124 more COVID-19 deaths, 88,600 fresh cases of infection

Death toll rises to 94,503; total cases climb past 5.992 million; active cases fall to 956,402

New Delhi, September 27, 2020

India today reported 1,124 more deaths due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and 88,600 fresh cases of infection in the past 24 hours as the deadly virus continued to spread and claim lives in different parts of the country.

With these, the COVID-19 death toll in the country has crossed the 94,000-mark to reach 94,503 while the total number of cases edged close to the six-million mark at 5,992,532 as of this morning.

The number of those who have recovered from COVID-19 continued to surge, reaching 4,941,627 -- up 92,043 from yesterday,official data showed.

The number of active cases has also gone down by 4,567 to 956,402 today.

India is now the top country in terms of COVID-19 recoveries, overtaking the USA, and accounts for about one-fifth of the total global recoveries.

The highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 in a single day in the country -- 1,290 -- was reported on September 16. India had reported 1,089 deaths yesterday.

The highest number of fresh cases of infection in a 24-hour period -- 97,894 -- was reported on September 17. The country had recorded 85,362 new cases yesterday.

The country has reported more than 1,200 deaths in a 24-hour period four times in the past 17 days. It has registered more than 1,100 deaths on 16 of the last 20 days and a thousand-plus deaths for 26 consecutive days now.

India has also 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 12 of the last 22 days and more than 80,000 cases for 23 of the last 25 days. It has reported more than 75,000 cases on 31 of the last 32 days, more than 60,000 cases on 46 of the last 47 days and more than 50,000 new cases for the 59th consecutive day today.

The world has reported a total of more than 32.751 million cases of COVID-19 so far while the global death toll stood at 994,146 this morning, according to data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University in the United States, which is tracking the pandemic.

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 7.078 million cases) and ahead of Brazil (more than 4.717 million cases).

In terms of the number of deaths, the country ranks third after the US (204,490) and Brazil (141,406).

Figures released this morning by the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, showed that the 1,124 new deaths reported in India today included as many as 430 in Maharashtra, the worst-hit state in the country.

It was followed by 86 in Karnataka, 85 in Tamil Nadu, 67 in Uttar Pradesh, 57 in Andhra Pradesh, 56 in West Bengal, 54 in Punjab, 46 in Delhi, 40 in Chhattisgarh, 29 in Madhya Pradesh, 21 in Kerala, 20 in Jammu & Kashmir, 18 in Haryana, 16 in Odisha, 14 in Rajasthan, 13 each in Assam and Gujarat, 11 in Uttarakhand, nine each in Jharkhand and Telangana, eight in Bihar, seven in Himachal Pradesh, six in Puducherry, five in Goa, two in Tripura, and one each in Ladakh and Manipur.

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

Of the total of 94,503 deaths in India so far, Maharashtra accounts for the highest at 35,191, followed by 9,233 in Tamil Nadu, 8,503 in Karnataka, 5,663 in Andhra Pradesh, 5,517 in Uttar Pradesh, 5,193 in national capital Delhi, 4,721 in West Bengal, 3,406 in Gujarat, 3,188 in Punjab, 2,181 in Madhya Pradesh, 1,426 in Rajasthan, 1,291 in Haryana, 1,125 in Jammu & Kashmir, 1,100 in Telangana, 886 in Bihar, 817 in Chhattisgarh, 783 in Odisha, 670 in Jharkhand, 656 in Kerala, 638 in Assam, 566 in Uttarakhand, 500 in Puducherry, 391 in Goa, 270 in Tripura, 164 in Himachal Pradesh, 145 in Chandigarh, 64 in Manipur, 57 in Ladakh, 52 in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, 43 in Meghalaya, 31 in Sikkim, 16 in Nagaland, 14 in Arunachal Pradesh, 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 5,992,532 cases in India so far include the 94,503 patients who have died as well as the 4,941,627 patients who have recovered, which means that the number of active cases in the country stood at 956,402 as of this morning, down 4,567 from yesterday.

The number of patients who have recovered has increased by 92,043 since yesterday and the recovery rate has risen to 82.46%, according to the data.

Of the total of 88,600 new cases of infection reported in the country today, Maharashtra accounted for 20,419, followed by 8,811 in Karnataka, 7,293 in Andhra Pradesh, 7,006 in Kerala, 5,647 in Tamil Nadu, 4,356 in Odisha, 4,302 in Uttar Pradesh, 3,896 in Chhattisgarh, 3,372 in Delhi and 3,181 in West Bengal. Other states have reported less than 3,000 cases each in the past 24 hours.


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