Highest single-day spike in new COVID-19 cases on Friday; India’s caseload breaches 46 lakh-mark

September 12, 2020 0 By FM

India reported its highest single-day spike of 97,570 new SARS CoV-2 infection cases and 1,201 deaths in the last 24 hours. According to the Health Ministry, the country’s COVID-19 tally has now gone up to  46,59,984 of which 9,58,316 are active cases and 36,241,96 patients have recovered. The death toll due to the pandemic has touched 77,472 in all.

Delhi recorded more than 4,000 new cases of Covid-19 for the third consecutive day on Friday, with 4,266 people testing positive in the last 24 hours. The total count in the capital stands at 2,09,748.

Maharashtra’s Covid-19 count crossed 1 million mark reaching 10,156,81 with an spike of 24,886 infections reported by the state on Friday. The active caseload of the state now stands at 2,719,34. The total recoveries seen becomes 7,150,23 while the death toll stands at 28,724.

Meanwhile, Kerala’s total COVID-19 case burden crossed the one-lakh mark on Friday to reach 1,02,254, with the reporting of 2,988 new cases. The total samples tested in the last 24 hours was 35,056 in the state. On Friday, 1,326 people also recovered from the disease taking the total recoveries to 73,904. The number of active cases in the State currently stands at 27,877.
The result of the country’s first sero-survey, published on Thursday in the ICMR’s Indian Journal of Medical Research, revealed that the country potentially had 6.4 million COVID infections in May. It also says that for every confirmed case there were 82-130 infections that went undetected and that the infection had spread to rural India by June.