India's COVID-19 death toll reaches 68,472

Of the total 68,472 deaths, Maharashtra accounts for the maximum of 25,586,

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India’s COVID-19 death toll has reached 68,472 with the report of 1,096 more deaths in a single day, according to the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Friday.

Of the new COVID-19 death cases, 391 were from Maharashtra, 104 in Karnataka, 92 in Tamil Nadu,?75 each in Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh, 72 in Punjab, 55 in West Bengal, 30 in Madhya Pradesh, 26 in Bihar, 19 each in Delhi and Haryana, 16 each in Chhattisgarh and Gujarat, 14 in Rajasthan and 11 in Jammu and Kashmir, 10 each from Kerala and Telangana, nine from Uttarakhand, eight each from Goa and Odisha, seven each from Assam and Puducherry, six from Jharkhand, five from Himachal Pradesh, four from Chandigarh, three each from Manipur and Tripura while one death was recorded in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Of the total 68,472 deaths, Maharashtra accounts for the maximum of 25,586, followed by 7,608 in Tamil Nadu, 6,054 in Karnataka, 4,500 in Delhi,?4,200 in Andhra Pradesh, 3,691 in Uttar Pradesh, 3,394 in West Bengal, 3,062 in Gujarat and 1,690 in Punjab, 1,483 in Madhya Pradesh, 1,095 in Rajasthan, 866 in Telangana, 743 in Jammu and Kashmir, 740 in Haryana, 672 in Bihar, 522 in Odisha, 444 in Jharkhand, 330 in Assam, 315 each in Kerala and Chhattisgarh and 300 in Uttarakhand. Puducherry has registered 260 COVID-19 fatalities, Goa 212, Tripura 129, Chandigarh 63, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Himachal Pradesh 48 each, Ladakh 35, Manipur 32, Meghalaya 13, Nagaland nine, Arunachal Pradesh seven, Sikkim four and Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu two.

The nationwide COVID-19 case fatality rate, however, has declined to 1.74 per cent, while the recovery rate is up at 77.15 per cent.

The total number of COVID-19 cases nationwide surged to 3,936,747 with 83,341 fresh cases reported in a span of 24 hours, according to the ministry’s 8 am bulletin. It stated that the number of active cases is 8,31,124, which account for 21.11 per cent of the total caseload.

A total of 4,66,79,145 samples were tested for COVID-19 in the country as on September 3, including 11,69,765 on Thursday, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) report.


First Published:Sept. 4, 2020, 1:51 p.m.

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