India’s active caseload on the rise; Over 98,000 new COVID-19 cases on second straight day on ThursdaySeptember 18, 2020 0 By FM
India witnessed yet another record surge in SARS CoV-2 infection cases on Thursday marking a significant rise in the country’s active caseload. With as many as 98,795 new cases reported during the past 24 hours, the total caseload has risen to 52,10,317. As many as 1,180 deaths from the infection were reported during the day taking the total fatalities to 84,325.
The active caseload in the country at present stands at 10,26,000, while the government says that about 40,99,047 patients have been recuperated so far.
Maharashtra reported 24,619 new Covid-19 cases, on Thursday taking the infection tally of the state to 11,45,840. Mumbai registered 2,411 fresh cases on day. As many as 468 deaths were reported from the state.
Followed by Maharashtra, an increase in number of fatalities were reported from Karnataka (93), Uttar Pradesh (81), Andhra Pradesh (72), Bengal (60), Tamil Nadu (59) and Punjab (57).
Five other states which registered a record surge in the daily COVID infections on Thursday were Kerala (4,351), Odisha (4,241), Chhattisgarh (3,809), Punjab (2,896) and Rajasthan (1,793).
Kerala’s daily count of COVID cases crossed the 4,000-mark for the first time seeing 4,351 cases on Thursday. As many as 2,737 people have recovered from the infection so far. The state reported 10 deaths on the day.