As per the Indian Council of Medical Research or the ICMR, a cumulative total of 4,95,51,507 tests for coronavirus have been done till September 6.
The novel coronavirus disease, which was officially first reported from China’s Wuhan city last December, continues to spread around the globe and has become a major source of concern in India. The South Asian country today surpassed Brazil to become the number two country in the world most affected by the disease.
India is now behind just the United States in terms of COVID-19 infections; however, Brazil is still ahead of India in terms of coronavirus-related fatalities.
Here are some key numbers that explain the coronavirus situation in India as of September 07, 2020:
- India now has a total of 42,04,613 confirmed coronavirus cases.
- The death toll from coronavirus in India has now climbed to 71,642.
- A record 90,802 coronavirus cases were recorded on Monday – the highest ever single-day jump recorded around the world by any country so far since the pandemic began.
- A total of 1,016 people died from the disease over the same 24-hour period.
- A total of 32,50,429 people have recovered from coronavirus infection in India so far.
- Active coronavirus cases stand at 8,82,542 – this translates into 20.99 per cent of the total caseload.
- The recovery rate in the country has now touched 77.30 per cent, as per the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
- A total of 69,564 patients recuperated from the disease over the last 24 hours.
- The health ministry said the COVID-19 case fatality rate has dropped to 1.70 per cent as of Monday.
- To put things in perspective as far as the growth of coronavirus in India is concerned, India’s COVID-19 tally had touched the 20-lakh mark on August 7, crossed 30-lakh mark on August 23 and went past 40 lakh cases on September 5.
- The health ministry stated that five states have 60 per cent of the total coronavirus cases – Maharashtra is at the top with 21.6 per cent cases, followed by Andhra Pradesh with 11.8 per cent, Tamil Nadu 11 per cent, Karnataka 9.5 per cent and Uttar Pradesh 6.3 per cent.
- As per the Indian Council of Medical Research or the ICMR, a cumulative total of 4,95,51,507 tests for coronavirus have been done till September 6.