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Covid-19 in India: Total cases stand at 98,885 in last 24 hours

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on September 20, 2020 Published on September 20, 2020

The total number of cases has crossed the 54 lakh mark, and over 43 lakh people have recovered.

The daily Covid-19 cases in the country stood at 98,885 in the last 24 hours with the total number of confirmed cases so far going beyond 54 lakh. 

As per the data made available by the Health Ministry, as many as 10,10,824 people tested positive for Covid-19 since Friday morning, while 94,612 people recovered and 1,133 people succumbed to their infection during the same period. 

With this, the total number of cases in the country has now risen to 54,00,619, and this includes 43,03,043 discharged or recovered patients.

The total number also includes 86,752 deaths in the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic till 

date.

The current case fatality ratio remains at 1.6 per cent and the sample tested per million are at 32128.4.

Nearly 60 per cent of the active cases in India are in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu.

Maharashtra leads the tally

Maharashtra is leading the tally in the active Covid-19 cases. This is followed by Andhra Pradesh (8846) and Karnataka (7576), said the official data.

Meanwhile, Minister of Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan on Sunday answered questions posed by his social media interactors on the Sunday Samvaad platform for a second time. 

He assured that no significant or drastic mutations have been found in strains of SARS-CoV-2 in India (available in GISAID, global database), till now. 

“ICMR has been conducting large-scale sequencing of nationally representative strains of SARS-CoV-2 virus collected over the past several months over different time-points and detailed results on mutations and evolution of the virus will be available in early October,” he said

On the recent saliva-based test for Covid-19, he noted that ICMR had validated a few tests, but no reliable test has been found, and companies with tests approved by US-FDA have still not approached the Government of India. 

 

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Published on September 20, 2020
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