India’s Covid-19 tally inching towards 6 million mark

September 26, 2020 0 By FM

India reported 85,698 positive COVID cases and 1,093 fatalities on Friday. With this, the caseload of the country has crossed 59 lakh reaching 59,01,804 including 9,61,233 active cases and 48,463,27 recoveries till date. As many as 93,325 recoveries were reported on the day. The total deaths in the country due to the pandemic has reached 93,410.

The daily rise in fresh cases remained high in states including Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, among others. Kerala once again reported a surge in new cases on Friday crossing the 6000 mark for the first time. The state saw 6,477 positive cases and 3,481 recoveries and 22 deaths during the day. The total cases reported from the state so far has reached 1,60,935.

Maharashtra reported 17,794 new cases, taking its total case tally beyond the 13 lakh mark to touch 13,00,757, of which 2,72,775 are active. As many as 19,592 COVID-19 patients were discharged on Friday seeing the number of recoveries outweigh that of the daily cases. The cumulative recoveries have risen to 9,73,214. With 416 deaths, the death toll has climbed to 34,761.

Pune reported more than 3,500 cases to take its total case tally to 2,77,942, while 56 deaths saw its toll climb to 5,534. Mumbai reported 2,163 cases, pushing its tally to 1,94,303 of which 28,395 are active ones. With 48 fatalities, the city’s toll has risen to 8,706.

Tamil Nadu saw a total of 5,679 positive cases and 72 deaths on Friday. Of the fresh cases, Chennai reported a rise in cases for the second consecutive day with 1,193 persons testing positive for the infection followed by 661 persons in Coimbatore. The fresh cases took the state’s overall tally to 5,69,370. Of this, 46,386 were active cases. Another 5,626 persons were discharged following treatment on Friday. Till date, a total of 5,13,836 persons were discharged. The state’s total caseload climbed to 9,148.