|India crosses 50-lakh mark from 40 lakh in 11 days| NEW DELHI, Sept 16 - India’s COVID-19 tally of cases galloped past 50 lakh, just 11 days after it crossed 40 lakh, with 90,123 infections being reported in a day, while recoveries surged to 39,42,360 on Wednesday, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The total coronavirus cases mounted to 50,20,359, while the death toll climbed to 82,066 with a record 1,290 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.
Workers in protective gear carry the body of a COVID patient towards a van at Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital in Guwahati on Wednesday. â€“ UB Photos
India’s COVID-19 cases jumped from 10 lakh to 20 lakh in 21 days. Then it took 16 more days to race past 30 lakh, 13 days more to cross the 40-lakh mark and 11 days to go past 50 lakh. It took 110 days for the COVID-19 cases in the country to reach one lakh while it had taken 59 days more to go past the10-lakh post. The COVID-19 case fatality rate due to the coronavirus infection further dropped at 1.63 per cent.
There are 9,95,933 active cases of COVID-19 in the country which comprises 19.84 per cent of the total case load, the data stated.
According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 5,94,29,115 samples have been tested up to September 15 with 11,16,842 samples being tested on Tuesday.
A total of 1,290 new deaths have been reported including 515 from Maharashtra, 216 from Karnataka,113 from Uttar Pradesh, 90 from Punjab, 69 from Andhra Pradesh, 68 from Tamil Nadu, 59 from West Bengal and 36 from Delhi.
The Health Ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities. – PTI