India records single-day spike of 97,894 COVID cases

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​​​​​​​With 5.12 million cases in all, India is the world's second-worst affected country and trails only the United States, which has a caseload of around 6.6 million.
​​​​​​​With 5.12 million cases in all, India is the world's second-worst affected country and trails only the United States, which has a caseload of around 6.6 million.

NEW DELHI — India on Thursday reported another record jump in daily coronavirus infections with 97,894 cases in the past 24 hours, according to data compiled by the federal health ministry.

With 5.12 million cases in all, India is the world's second-worst affected country and trails only the United States, which has a caseload of around 6.6 million.

According to the ministry figures, some 4.03 million patients have recovered from the infection, pushing the recovery rate to 78.64 percent. The total number of cases in the country includes over 1 million active cases. Recovered patients exceed active cases by nearly 3.02 million.

The ministry also said 1,132 people died of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking total fatalities from the disease to 83,198.

According to ministry data, the country has recorded over 1,000 deaths each day since Sept. 2, taking the month’s toll to 18,729 till Thursday, the highest in comparison to the US and Brazil, which saw monthly totals of 11,802 and 11,738 respectively through Sept. 16.

India added over a million cases in the first 11 days of the month. — Agencies


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