India has surpassed the grim milestone of 1 lakh deaths due to the spread of the novel coronavirus on Friday. While India’s Covid-19 death toll stood at 99,773 on Friday morning, Maharashtra alone reported 424 deaths due to the virus later in the day.
India has surpassed the grim milestone of 1 lakh deaths due to the spread of the novel coronavirus on Friday. As on Friday morning, India’s Covid-19 death toll stood at 99,773, however, the toll crossed the 1-lakh mark as states came out with their fresh daily numbers of new cases and deaths by evening.
Maharashtra, the worst-hit state due to coronavirus, alone recorded 15,591 fresh cases of Covid-19 along with 424 new virus-related deaths on Friday. The fresh cases took Maharashtra’s caseload to 14,16,513.
The Covid-19 death toll in India crossed the 1-lakh mark nearly seven months after the country had confirmed its first coronavirus fatality.
India is in the number one position in terms of the number of recovered coronavirus cases followed by Brazil and the US, according to the Johns Hopkins University (JHU), which has been compiling Covid-19 data from all over the world.
India is the second worst-hit country in terms of Covid-19 cases after the US, while it is in the third spot in terms of fatalities globally after the US and Brazil, according to JHU data.
Earlier on Friday, the Union Health Ministry said India’s active Covid-19 cases remained less than 10 lakh for the eleventh consecutive day.
Even as the death toll crossed the 1-lakh mark, India still continues to maintain its global position of having the maximum number of recovered patients.
With 78,877 people having recuperated from Covid-19 in a span of 24 hours, India’s total recoveries surged to 53,52,078 pushing the recovery rate to 83.70 per cent, according to health ministry data updated at 8 am.
As on Friday morning, there were 9,42,217 active cases of coronavirus in the country, which comprised 14.74 per cent of the total caseload.
Fourteen states and union territories, including Meghalaya, Chhattisgarh, Puducherry, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa and Sikkim, had less than 5,000 active cases of Covid-19, the ministry highlighted.
Meanwhile, in the eight months since the first case of coronavirus infection was detected on January 30, September alone recorded 26,21,418 infections, accounting for 41.53 per cent of the over 63 lakh Covid-19 cases (as on Oct 1) reported in the country so far.
The past month also saw 33,390 deaths due to the disease and 24,33,319 people recuperating from corona virus infection contributing to around 46.15 per cent of the total recoveries India had registered as on Thursday.