Single-day spike of 95,735 new COVID-19 cases & 1,172 deaths reported in India

Published: September 10,2020 10:40 AM

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September 10, 2020: India on Thursday reported single-day spike of 95,735 new COVID-19 cases and 1,172 deaths in the last 24 hours.

September 10, 2020: With the highest single day spike of 95,735 new cases and 1,172 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 44-lakh mark on Thursday, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The country is inching towards another grim milestone of 1,00,000 daily COVID-19 cases.

The total case tally now stands at 44,65,864 including 9,19,018 active cases along with 34,71,784 cured/discharged/migrated & 75,062 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.

It may be added that the total number of samples tested up to 9th September is 5,29,34, 433 including 11, 29,756 samples tested yesterday, stated Indian Council of Medical Research.

The Health Ministry, meanwhile, said on Wednesday that the country’s recovery rate has further improved to 77.77 per cent. It also said that 61 per cent of the Wednesday’s cases were reported from only five states.

These states are Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu, the Ministry said.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state. The state has reported 23,816 new cases on Wednesday, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to 9,67,349. There are 2,52,734 active cases, 6,86,462 recoveries and 27,787 fatalities, as per the State Health Department.
In Andhra Pradesh, the cumulative count of coronavirus cases stands at 5,27,512 with 97,271 active cases, 4,25,607 recoveries and 4,634 fatalities. While Delhi recorded the highest single-day spike of 4,039 COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of infected individuals in the national capital to 2,01,174 on Wednesday.

Health minister Harsh Vardhan said that the COVID-19 pandemic has taught the world the importance of protecting precious health gains, and stressed on investing in health and building a robust healthcare delivery system with special focus on rural areas.

Representing India at the 73rd session of World Health Organisation (WHO) South East Asia Region on Wednesday, he highlighted the giant strides the country made under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to protect the lives and livelihood of its citizens from the pandemic.

“Data suggests that Covid-19 has already derailed a lot of our efforts and is taking us back to where we were 20 years ago. This is a stark reality and we need to take cognizance. On our part, we left no stones unturned to contain and mitigate the virus. I would say India has responded well to the challenges posed by the pandemic,” he said at the virtual session.