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With 88,650 new cases, India's coronavirus tally nears 600,000 mark

In the wake of 88,650 more coronavirus cases and another 1,124 COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's total tally on Sunday neared the 60-lakh mark.

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A health worker collects a nasal sample from a girl at a Mohalla Clinic to conduct tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), amid the spread of the disease, at Greater Kailash in New Delhi on Wednesday

In the wake of 88,650 more cases and another 1,124 COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's total tally on Sunday neared the 60-lakh mark.

Of the total 59,92,532 cases, 9,56,402 are still active. As many as 49,41,627 patients were cured and discharged, whereas 94,503 succumbed to the viral disease.

About 75 per cent of the new cases were from 10 states and UTs.

India's recovery rate is 82.46 per cent while the fatality rate has come down to 1.58 per cent, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data said.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit with 13,21,176 cases, including 35,191 deaths. It is followed by Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka.

According to Indian Council of Medical Research data, India conducted 9,87,861 sample tests on Saturday, taking the total tests so far to 7,12,57,836.

--IANS

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First Published: Sun, September 27 2020. 10:51 IST
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