With a single-day spike of 92,605 positive cases, India’s COVID19 tally on Sunday crossed the 54-lakh mark to reach 54,00,620 cases while 1,133 more patients died of the infection in the last 24 hours.
According to media reports, of the total positive cases, 10,10,824 are active, 43,03,043 others have recovered while a total of 86,752 people have succumbed to COVID19 infection.
The country’s recovery rate stands at 79.68%.
India’s death rate stands at 1.61%, according to data from the Union health ministry.
Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state in the country with 11,89,815 positive cases, including 32,216 deaths, followed by Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Uttar Pradesh.
On Saturday, Delhi recorded 4,071 new COVID19 positive cases, taking the tally to over 2.42 lakh.
The state recorded 38 new deaths, taking the total count to 4,945. All schools in the national capital will continue to remain closed till October 5 in Delhi.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research data, India conducted a total of 12,06,806 tests on Saturday, taking the total samples tested so far to 6,36,61,060.