India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 42 lakh mark


Bhubaneswar: With more than 90 thousand cases for the second consecutive day, India’s COVID-19 tally has crossed the 42 lakh mark on Monday.

As per the latest data released by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, India’s total cases rose to 42,04,614 by Monday morning. The total number includes 8,82,542 active cases and 71642 deaths while   3250429 people have been recovered from the viral infection.

The country reported record 90,802 new cases and 1016 deaths in the last 24 hours. With this India’s mortality rate has declined to 1.7 per cent while the recovery rate has improved further to 77.3 per cent.

Meanwhile, as many as 720362  samples were tested in the last 24 hours out of which nearly 90 thousand samples were found to be positive. With this, the country has tested total 4,95,51,507 samples till 6th of September with a positivity rate of 8.4 per cent, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

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