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India's Covid Cases Cross 53 Lakh, Record 95,880 Recoveries In A Day

India's Covid Cases Cross 53 Lakh, Record 95,880 Recoveries In A Day

More than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities, health ministry has said.

New Delhi:

A record 95,880 coronavirus patients recovered in the last 24 hours while 93,337 fresh infections were reported as the total cases crossed 53 lakh, this morning's Health Ministry data showed. More than 42 lakh people in the country have recovered from COVID-19 till now. The number of cases in the country now stand at 53,08,014.

In the last 24 hours, India reported 1,247 deaths linked to the virus, taking the number of total Covid-linked deaths to 85,619. Around 21,150 of the total deaths were reported in September. India's fatality rate stood at 1.61 per cent this morning.

With 10,13,964 lakh people currently receiving treatment for COVID-19, the percentage of active cases in India has stands at 19.10 per cent.

The country has recorded 16,86,769 new cases of coronavirus in September and its positivity rate has increased to 10.58 per cent from 7.5 per cent in mid-July.

India has also doubled its testing in the past month to a total of 6.24 crore tests, with 8.81 lakh tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said.

Globally, more than 30.2 million people have contracted the coronavirus since its outbreak in China's Wuhan last year, according to news agency AFP. North and South America combined still accounted for almost half of the global cases.