India registered yet another highest 24-hour spike on Friday (September 11, 2020) with 96,551 new cases and 1,209 deaths reported in a single day
India on Friday again reported a set of grim numbers — its steepest single-day jump in active and total Covid cases, as well as Covid death. According to the government data, 96,551 new infections and 1,209 deaths were registered in the last 24 hours, taking the tally past 45 lakh.
The latest surge comes a day after the country reported a record spike of 95,735 new infections. While the country’s tally surged to 45,62,414 this morning, about 35.42 lakh Covid patients have recovered so far. Over 76,000 patients have died.
India is the second-most affected countries after USA and third by fatality. India has added 625,667 cases in the past 7 days alone.
With 70,880 new daily recoveries, India’s recovery rate has fallen to 77.65%; the fatality rate has come down to 1.67%.
The states that have reported the biggest 24-hour jump in active cases are Maharashtra (8698), Uttar Pradesh (2289), Karnataka (2067), Kerala (1676), and Delhi (1643).
The coronavirus count Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state in the country by the infection, it has so far reported 2,53,100 active cases, 6,86,462 cured and discharged patients and 27,787 deaths.
Followed by Andhra Pradesh with 97,271 active cases is also severely affected by COVID-19. So far, 4,25,607 patients have been cured in the state while 4,634 deaths have been reported due to the disease.
Delhi, on the other hand, has recorded 23,773 active cases, 1,72,763 cured patients, and 4,638 deaths due to the infection.
Meanwhile, the first national sero-survey conducted by top medical body ICMR indicates that India may have had 6.4 million coronavirus cases by May. The survey, published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research, suggests that 0.73 per cent adults in the country were exposed to Covid-19.
The survey, carried out from May 11 to June 4, tested blood samples from 28,000 people across 21 states.
Sero-positivity was the highest in the age group of 18 to 45 years (43.3 per cent), followed by those between 46 and 60 years (39.5 per cent); it was the lowest among those above 60 (17.2 per cent).