India reported the highest single-day spike of 90,633 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the national caseload past 41-lakh mark, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
With 1,065 more deaths in the last 24 hours, the cumulative toll reached 70,626.
The total case tally stands at 41,13,812 including 8,62,320 active cases, 31,80,866 cured/discharged/migrated.
The active cases in Maharashtra have reached 2,21,012 followed by Andhra Pradesh at 1,00,880.
India had breached the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and crossed 40 lakh on September 5.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 10,92,654 samples were tested for the pathogen on September 5, and over 4.88 crore samples have been tested so far.
Meanwhile, the recovery rate of coronavirus in the country touched a record high of more than 70,000 patients being discharged in a single day, said Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday.
“The highest ever single-day recoveries of 70,072 were recorded on September 5 and currently, the recovery rate now is 77.23 per cent. This has also led to the declining Case Fatality Rate (CFR), which stands at a new low of 1.73 per cent,” Ministry said in a statement.
According to a graph of the Ministry, there were 68,584 recoveries on September 3, 65,081 on September 1 and 57,469 on August 24. “There has been a steep exponential rise in COVID19 recoveries- from 50,000 in May to over 30 lakh in September. The total number of recoveries have crossed 31 lakh and it stands at 31,07,223,” the ministry stated.
On Saturday, the Union Health Ministry said that India’s Case Fatality Rate has touched 1.73 per cent following a gradient of steady and sustained decline.