With over 29,206 (now it is 29,163) active COVID19 cases, Assam on Wednesday was placed at No 7 by the Union health ministry after Telangana (6th) with 31,654 active cases.

Union health ministry statistics said Maharastra is leading the list of states with 2,43,809 active cases, followed by 96,937 in Karnataka and 96,769 in Andhra Pradesh.

The total number of active cases in the country stands at 8,97,394 as on date.

Also read: Assam COVID19 update: 2,265 more patients discharged

Five states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have accounted 61% of the total active cases.

A total of 1,115 deaths have been registered in the past 24 hours.

Maharashtra has reported 380 deaths followed by Karnataka with 146 deaths, whereas Tamil Nadu has logged 87 deaths.

In the last 24 hours, India has scaled a new high of recoveries. The total number of recovered patients in a single day has surged to a record 74,894.

The total number of recoveries has touched 33,98,844 taking the recovery rate to 77.77%.

The total number of recoveries on a weekly basis has increased from 1,53,118 during the third week of July to 4,84,068 in the first week of September.

A total of 89,706 new cases have been reported in the last 24 hours, of which Maharashtra has alone contributed more than 20,000 and Andhra Pradesh has contributed more than 10,000.

Sixty per cent of the new cases are reported from only five states.

More than 11.5 lakh COVID samples have been tested in the last 24 hours taking India’s cumulative tests to 5.18 crore.

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