Candidates maintaining social distance while entering  an examination centre for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) exam in Ranchi, Jharkhand on September 13, 2020.
Candidates maintaining social distance while entering an examination centre for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) exam in Ranchi, Jharkhand on September 13, 2020. |IANS
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India reports 1,136 more COVID-19 deaths, 92,071 new cases of infection

Death toll climbs to 79,722; total cases increase to 4,846,427

By Sonny Abraham/NetIndian News Network

New Delhi, September 14, 2020

India today registered 1,136 more deaths due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and 92,071 new cases of infection across the country.

With these, the death toll in the country has crossed the 79,000-mark to touch 79,722 while the total number of persons infected by the virus so far has gone past 4.8 million to reach 4,846,427 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 1,114 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.

This is the seventh consecutive day that the country has reported more than 1,100 COVID deaths in a single day. It had reported more than 1,200 deaths each on September 11 and 12.

It has reported a thousand-plus COVID deaths for 13 consecutive days now, on 17 of the last 20 days and 20 of the last 35 days. It has reported more than 900 deaths on 30 of the last 33 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 nine days and more than 80,000 cases for 11 of the last 12 days. It has now reported more than 75,000 cases on 18 of the last 19 days, more than 60,000 cases on 33 of the last 34 days and more than 50,000 new cases for the 46th consecutive day today.

On the positive side, the number of patients who have recovered rose to 3,780,107 this morning.

The world has reported a total of more than 28.902 million cases of COVID-19 so far while the global death toll stood at 922,737 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 6.519 million cases) and ahead of Brazil (more than 4.33 million cases).

In terms of the number of deaths, the country ranks third after the US (194,071) and Brazil (131,625).

Figures released this morning by the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, showed that the 1, 136 new deaths reported in India included 416 in Maharashtra, the worst-hit state, followed by 104 in Karnataka, 80 in Uttar Pradesh, 74 in Tamil Nadu, 68 in Punjab, 66 in Andhra Pradesh, 58 in West Bengal, 34 in Madhya Pradesh, 29 in Delhi, 19 in Haryana, 16 each in Assam and Chhattisgarh, 15 each in Gujarat, Puducherry and Rajasthan, 14 each in Bihar, Jammu & Kashmir and Kerala, 13 each in Jharkhand and Telangana, 12 in Uttarakhand, ten in Odisha, six in Tripura, four each in Goa and Himachal Pradesh, three in Sikkim, and one each in Chandigarh, Ladakh, Manipur and Meghalaya.

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

Of the total of 79,722 deaths in India so far, Maharashtra accounts for the highest at 29,531 followed by 8,381 in Tamil Nadu, 7,265 in Karnataka, 4,912 in Andhra Pradesh, 4,744 in national capital Delhi, 4,429 in Uttar Pradesh, 3,945 in West Bengal, 3,210 in Gujarat, 2,356 in Punjab, 1,762 in Madhya Pradesh, 1,236 in Rajasthan, 975 in Haryana, 974 in Telangana, 878 in Jammu and Kashmir, 822 in Bihar, 626 in Odisha, 555 each in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, 469 in Assam, 439 in Kerala, 414 in Uttarakhand, 385 in Puducherry, 290 in Goa, 200 in Tripura, 93 in Chandigarh, 77 in Himachal Pradesh, 51 in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, 46 in Manipur, 40 in Ladakh, 26 in Meghalaya, 14 in Sikkim, ten each in Arunachal Pradesh and 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 4,846,427 cases in India so far include the 79,722 patients who have died as well as the 3,780,107 patients who have recovered, which means that the number of active cases in the country stood at 986,598 as of this morning, up 13,423 from yesterday.

The number of patients who have recovered has increased by 77,512 since yesterday and the recovery rate stood at 77.99%, according to the data.

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