Bhubaneswar: With nearly 86 thousand new cases in 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 tally has crossed the 4 million mark on Saturday.
As per the latest data released by the Ministry of Health & Family welfare, India’s total cases rose to 40,23,179 by Saturday morning. The total number includes 846395 active cases and 69561 deaths while 3107223 people have been recovered from the viral infection.
The country reported record 86432 new cases and 1089 deaths in the last 24 hours. With this India’s mortality rate has declined to 1.72 per cent while the recovery rate has improved further to 77 per cent.
Meanwhile, as many as 10.59 lakh samples were tested in the last 24 hours out of which over 86 thousand samples were found to be positive. With this, the country has tested total 4,77,38,491 samples till 4th of September with a positivity rate of 8.4 per cent, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.
Global cases climb to 26.5 million
The Coronavirus has continued to wreak havoc in the world as total cases have climbed to 26.52 million including more than 8.73 lakh deaths as on Saturday morning. The United States of America has remained the worst affected country in the world with 6.2 million cases and 1.87 lakh deaths. The USA is followed by Brazil with 4.9 million cases and 1.25 lakh deaths. India has remained at the 3rd spot in the list of worst-affected countries in the world.