Highest death toll on Wed as Covid cases exceed 5 million

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 9/17/2020 12:55:07 PM

NEW DELHI, Sep 16: India on Wednesday recorded the highest 1290 Covid-19 deaths in a single day, raising the total deaths in the country to 82,066 even as the infection cases shot past five million to hit 50,20,359 persons, 90,023 in 24 hours.
There was also the highest number of 82,961 Covid patients discharged in a single day. A total of 39.42 lakh have recovered, giving the recovery rate of 78.28%. There are still 9,95,933 patients under treatment in the hospitals across the country, as per the latest Health Ministry data. The ministry has not updated the state-wise data.
So far, 5.94 crore persons have been tested for the dreaded Coronaviruss, 11.17 lakh in the past 24 hours. There is, however, no breakup of how many underwent the reliable RT-PCR tests and how many by other unreliable diagnostic tests.
Meanwhile, the WHO dashboard put the worldwide deaths at 9,39,185 and Coronavirus cases at 2,97,27,253.



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