Pushing the national recovery rate to over 80.12 per cent, more than a lakh patients recovered from the deadly viral infection in a single day, stated Union Ministry of Health on Wednesday. For the first time in three weeks, the Indian states and Union Territories logged little over 75,000 new cases in a matter of 24 hours.
According to the recent health bulletin released, the number of novel coronavirus cases detected in India in the 24 hours ending 9 am Tuesday was 75,083 taking the total caseload to 55,62,664. Of which, 9,75,861 are active cases while 44,97,868 patients were cured/discharged/migrated till date.
On the other hand, the country recorded 1,053 deaths in the last 24 hours taking the total death toll to 88,935 deaths. Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh continued to top the chart of the worst-hit states by the outbreak.
— ICMR (@ICMRDELHI) September 22, 2020
Andhra Pradesh reported 6,235 new coronavirus infections during the last 24 hours ending Monday morning, which is the lowest single-day tally in the last two months. As many as 51 deaths were reported, taking the toll to 5,410. Telangana added 2,166 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the total infection count to 1,74,774, while the death toll rose to 1,052 with 10 more fatalities.