India's COVID-19 tally crosses 4.7 million mark

India's COVID-19 tally crosses 4.7 million mark

While the total of cases reached 10,15,681, the death toll due to the pandemic reached 28,724 with 393 new fatalities reported across the state.

Maharashtra on Saturday reported 22,084 new Covid-19 cases, taking the total count of infections to 10,37,765, state health department said.

The total number of cases now stands at 2,874 with 1,925 of those active.

The data further stated that 14,308 patients were discharged on September 11, 2020, and with this, a total of 7,15,023 COVID19 patients have been treated successfully in the state and given a discharge after full recovery. 78,399 recoveries have been registered in the last 24 hours in the country. The country's recovery rate was at 77.7 per cent.

The research paper, written by government scientists and other experts and published late yesterday, said large numbers of cases could have gone under the radar earlier this year because testing was limited to symptomatic patients or states had varying testing rates.

The ministry of health said that the gap between percentage of recovered cases and active cases has progressively been growing wide. "These are also contributing 58 percent of the new recovered cases", the ministry underlined.

He said no date has been set for a vaccine launch, but added that results of trials should be clear by the first quarter of 2021. On September 12, it recorded its highest single-day spike of 97,570 cases.

The western state recorded its millionth coronavirus infection on Friday here, putting it on par with Russian Federation in the pandemic and stifling India's attempts to turn around the plummeting economy.

Maharashtra has reported the maximum number of 391 deaths followed by Karnataka with 94 deaths, whereas Tamil Nadu has reported 76 deaths.

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