The coronavirus death toll climbed to 1,12,998 with the virus claiming 837 lives in a day, while the infection tally mounted to 74,32,680 with 62,212 new cases being reported, the data updated at 8 am showed.
India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7 August, 30 lakh on 23 August and 40 lakh on 5 September. This indicates a substantial fall in the daily new cases and the consequent increase in time taken to double the total cases. "Presently, active cases comprise merely 10.92% of the total cases", the ministry highlighted.
"Recovered cases are eight times more than active cases which are sliding continuously". The case fatality rate as on date stands at 1.52 per cent.
Of the 895 fatalities reported in 24 hours, almost 82% are concentrated in 10 states and UTs of Maharashtra, Karnataka, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Odisha and Delhi, the ministry said. A total of 70,816 patients have recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours whereas the new confirmed cases are 62,212. Of these, almost 82 per cent are concentrated in 10 states and UTs - Maharashtra, Karnataka, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala.
Maharashtra has reported the maximum single day deaths (306 deaths).
Collaborative efforts of the Centre, states and Union Territories have resulted in the strengthening of health facilities across the country. Karnataka, West Bengal, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh are the other states where the Centre would send their expert team.
The central team will help the states in strictly implementing containment, monitoring, testing, preventing transmission, preventive measures and improving treatment of COVID patients. "The Central teams shall also guide in effectively managing the challenges related to timely diagnosis and follow up", it added.