India's COVID-19 tally reaches 42,80,422; death toll rises to 72,775

As many as 75,809 new positive cases of the virus infection were reported, the Union ministry said on Tuesday

The total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in India has reached 42,80,422 on Tuesday with 75,809 new positive cases of the virus infection, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry stated on Tuesday.

The nationwide death toll rose to 72,775 with the report of 1,133 more Covid-related deaths, while the number of recoveries surged to 33,23,950, taking the recovery rate to 77.65 per cent till 8 am Tuesday, according to the ministry. With the high recovery rate, the active cases now stands at 8,83,697.

The number of COVID-19 tests has reached 5,06,50,128 with 10,98,621 samples being tested on Monday, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research.

On Monday, the nationwide tally surged to 42,04,613, while the death toll rose to 71,642 with 1,016 deaths being reported till 8 am.

The ministry also stated that five states contribute 60 per cent of the total cases in India with Maharashtra at the top with 21.6 per cent while Andhra Pradesh makes up 11.8 per cent, Tamil Nadu 11 per cent, Karnataka 9.5 per cent and Uttar Pradesh 6.3 per cent.       

Maharashtra also contributed 26.76 per cent of the active cases in the country, followed by Andhra Pradesh at 11.30 per cent, Karnataka 11.25 per cent, Uttar Pradesh 6.98 per cent and Tamil Nadu 5.83 per cent. These five states currently contribute 62 per cent of the total active cases in the country, the ministry stated in a release.

The total number of recoveries stands more than 32.5 lakh (32,50,429) as of Monday.

In the last 24 hours, Andhra Pradesh recorded the highest recoveries with 11,915 newly recovered cases. Karnataka and Maharashtra saw 9575 and 7826 recoveries while Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh witnesses 5820 and 4779 new recoveries, respectively. These five states together contributed 57 per cent of the recoveries in the last 24 hours.

 

First Published:Sept. 8, 2020, 12:34 p.m.