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A total of 91,149 people have lost their lives to COVID-19 till now. More than 1,000 people a day have died due to coronavirus since September 2. The country's fatality rate stands at 1.59 per cent.
The country now has 9.66 lakh active cases of coronavirus; these account for 16.85 per cent of all cases. The positivity rate is now 7.47 per cent against 8.02 per cent a day earlier.
Some 11.5 lakh samples were tested in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry tweeted this morning. Till now, more than 6.74 crore tests have been conducted across the country.
India has been recording the highest number of new cases in the world since August. In September alone, India recorded an average of 90,000 cases per day until recently.
Even as recoveries have increased, India has seen 21,11,273 new cases in September till now, when 19,00,186 people also beat the coronavirus disease while 26,680 lost their lives fighting it.
Seventy-five per cent of the new recovered cases are being reported from 10 states and UTs - Maharashtra, Karnataka , Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Delhi, Kerala, West Bengal and Haryana.
Maharashtra, which remains the state hardest hit by the pandemic, also leads recoveries with more than 20,000 patients having recovered in the past 24 hours. Andhra Pradesh contributed over 10,000 single-day recoveries, the ministry said.
With Covid cases in the national capital being on an upward spiral, the monsoon session of Parliament concluded eight days ahead of schedule on Wednesday. The Rajya Sabha passed 15 bills in the last two sittings with opposition parties boycotting the proceedings to protest the suspensions.
The Uttar Pradesh Government on Wednesday allowed the phase-3 trial of anti-COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin in Lucknow and Gorakhpur. The vaccine is currently being tested by Bharat Biotech Ltd in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
Global coronavirus infections have soared past 3.2 crore. India is the country with the second-highest coronavirus caseload, accounting for 19 per cent of all cases in the world.