India’s COVID tally at 43 lakh; NITI Aayog says a large population is still vulnerable

September 9, 2020 0 By FM

India’s COVID case tally has crossed 43 lakh-mark with a spike of 89,706 new cases seen in the past 24 hours. The total case tally now stands at 43,70,129 including 8,97,394 active cases, and 33,98,845 discharged or recovered, according to the Health Ministry. With 1,115 deaths reported on Tuesday, the total fatalities linked to SARS CoV-2 has risen to 73,890 so far.

Maharashtra on Tuesday reported 20,131 new Covid-19 cases, taking its tally to 9,43,772, the state health department said. With 380 patients succumbing to the infection, including 42 in Mumbai, the total toll went up to 27,407 in the state, it said.

As many as 10,601 new infections were reported in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday, taking the tally to 5,17,094 and the death toll to 4,560 with 73 new deaths. 2,479 fresh Covid-19 cases, 2,485 recoveries and10 deaths were reported in Telangana, taking the total number of cases to 1,47,642 in the state. Active cases in the state stand at 31,654. Kerala also reported a spike of 3026 infections on the day taking the cumulative tally to 92,515.

“Our COVID-19 numbers are rising,  we haven’t stabilised yet. The pandemic is still on and a large population is still vulnerable,” said NITI Aayog member (Health) V.K. Paul, at a press conference organised by the Health Ministry.

Cumulative COVID-19 tests done so far had exceeded 5 crore in the country touching 5,06,50,128 on Tuesday, according to the Health Ministry.