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COVID-19 Update: India Registers Highest Single-Day Spike of 97,570 Cases

G Plus News | September 12, 2020 10:52 hrs

India's COVID-19 case tally has crossed the 46 lakh mark. There was a spike of 97,570 new cases and 1,201 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. The total case tally stands at 46,59,985 including 9,58,316 active cases with 36,24,197 recovered and 77,472 deaths, as per the latest data provided by the Ministry of Health. 

Amid the rising cases, the recovery rate has also improved. 

"The gap between the percentage of recovered cases and percentage of active


cases has been progressively growing wide. As such, more than 3/4 of total cases (more than 36 lakhs) have been recovered and discharged. The active cases (less than 10.5 lakhs) are only a small proportion (less than 1/4) of total cases", said Ministry of Health.

India has ramped up testing with a total of 5,51,89,226 number of samples tested up to September 11 out of which 10,91,251 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, as revealed by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). 

The country has the second-highest number of cases in the world after the United States.

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