Published On: Tue, Sep 15th, 2020

India’s tally of coronavirus infections nears 50 lakh

New Delhi: India reported 83,809 new coronavirus infections for its lowest daily jump in a week, the health ministry said on Tuesday.

People wearing protective face masks stand in a line to enter a metro station amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi, India, September 14, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

The world’s second-most populous nation appeared to be on course to cross the milestone of 50 lakh cases on Wednesday, as the total case tally stands at 49,30,237 is just 69,763 short.

India, where cases have been rising faster than any other nation, lags only the United States in terms of its number of total infections.

The death toll in India due to the novel coronavirus pandemic has risen to 80,776, swelled by 1, 054 in the last 24 hours, the ministry added.

Maharashtra which is most affected by the pandemic has 2,91,630 active cases of COVID-19. Karnataka has 98,482 active cases, Andhra Pradesh has 93,204, Tamil Nadu 46,912 and Delhi 28,641.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 5,83,12,273 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to 14th September, of these 10,72,845 were tested on Monday.

Inputs with Reuters

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