With 28,498 fresh cases recorded in a day, India's COVID19 tally sprinted past nine lakh on Tuesday, just three days after it crossed the eight-lakh mark, according to the Union health ministry data.
The total coronavirus caseload in the country surged to 9,06,752 and the death toll mounted to 23,727 with 553 people succumbing to the disease in 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am on Tuesday showed.
Of the total instances of the infection, the number of recoveries stood at 5,71,459, leaving 3,11,565 cases active. The total number of confirmed cases include foreigners. "Thus, around 63.02 per cent of patients have recovered so far," an official said.
The march of coronavirus infection in the country has picked up pace with the number of cases increasing by more than 26,000 for the fifth consecutive day. It took 110 days for the COVID19 cases in the country to reach one lakh and just 56 days more to go past the nine-lakh mark.
Of the 553 deaths reported in 24 hours, 193 are from Maharashtra, 73 from Karnataka, 66 from Tamil Nadu, 40 from Delhi, 37 from Andhra Pradesh, 24 from West Bengal, 21 from Uttar Pradesh, 17 from Bihar, 15 from Rajasthan, 10 each from Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.
Telangana has reported nine fatalities followed by Jammu and Kashmir eight, Haryana seven, Odisha six, Punjab five, Jharkhand and Goa three each, Kerala and Uttarakhand two each, while Assam and Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu have recorded one death each.
Of the total deaths, Maharashtra accounted for the highest 10,482 fatalities followed by Delhi with 3,411 deaths, Gujarat 2,055, Tamil Nadu 2,032, West Bengal 956, Uttar Pradesh 955, Karnataka 757, Madhya Pradesh 663 and Rajasthan 525.
So far, 365 people have died of COVID19 in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh each, 308 in Haryana, 204 in Punjab, 187 in Jammu and Kashmir, 160 in Bihar, 70 in Odisha, 49 in Uttarakhand, 36 in Assam, and 33 in Kerala and Jharkhand each.
Chhattisgarh has registered 19 deaths, Puducherry 18, Goa 17, Himachal Pradesh 11, Chandigarh eight, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Tripura two and Ladakh and Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu together have reported one fatality each.