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In 11 days, India’s Covid tally crosses 50 lakh from 40 lakh

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India’s COVID-19 tally of cases galloped past 50 lakh, just 11 days after it crossed 40 lakh with 90,123 infections being reported in a day, while recoveries surged to 39,42,360 on Wednesday pushing the recovery rate to 78.53 per cent, according to the Union health ministry data.

IMAGE: Police personnel pay tributes to police constable Ramkumar Sharma who died due to COVID-19, during his funeral at a crematorium, in Bhopal . Photograph: Rajeev Gupta/ANI Photo

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 50,20,359, while the death toll climbed to 82,066 with a record 1,290 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.


India’s COVID-19 cases jumped from 10 lakh to 20 lakh in 21 days. Then it took 16 more days to race past 30 lakh, 13 days more to cross the 40-lakh mark and 11 days to go past 50 lakh.

IMAGE: A healthcare worker gives medicine to a patient in Mumbai. Photograph: Sahil Salvi for KhabriBaba.com

It took 110 days for the COVID-19 cases in the country to reach one lakh while it had taken 59 days more to go past the 10-lakh post.

IMAGE: A healthcare worker puts a pulse oximeter on a woman’s finger to check her oxygen level during survey for the coronavirus at the construction site of a railway track in Babla village on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters

The COVID-19 case fatality rate due to the coronavirus infection further dropped at 1.63 per cent.

There are 9,95,933 active cases of COVID-19 in the country which comprises 19.84 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

IMAGE: A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment takes swabs from a farmer in a field in Kavitha village in Gujarat. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, a cumulative total of 5,94,29,115 samples have been tested up to September 15 with 11,16,842 samples being tested on Tuesday.

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