India's COVID-19 case tally crosses 43 lakh mark with a spike of 89,706 new cases

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Published: September 9,2020 10:43 AM
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September 9, 2020: With a spike of 89,706 new cases & 1,115 deaths reported in the last 24 hours India's COVID-19 case tally has crossed 43 lakh mark.

September 9, 2020: With a spike of 89,706 new cases & 1,115 deaths reported in the last 24 hours India's COVID-19 case tally has crossed 43 lakh mark.



As per the Ministry of Health, the total case tally in India now stands at 43,70,129 including 8,97,394 active cases, 33,98,845 cured/discharged/migrated & 73,890 deaths.



It may be mentioned that a total of 5,18,04,677 samples tested up to 8th September 2020 in the country out of which 11,54,549 samples were tested on Tuesday as stated by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).





The number of active cases will soon cross the nine lakh mark. The more worrying situation is that half of these cases are in just three states - Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.



The health ministry had said on Tuesday that the above three states, along with Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, account for nearly 70 per cent of deaths due to Covid-19 in the country.



Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that apart from these five states, other states and union territories account for 31.37 per cent of the deaths due to the disease.



He also highlighted that despite the high number of cases, the number of Covid-19 cases per million population in the country stands at 3,102 - among the lowest in the world.



Bhushan said that the global average for number of cases per million population stands at 3,527.



He also said that Case Fatality Rate (CFR) is continuously declining. “It was 2.15 per cent in the first week of August. It now stands at 1.70 per cent compared to the global average of 3.04 per cent,” said Bhushan.