With 93,337 fresh cases and 1,247 deaths in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 case count crossed 53-lakh mark on Saturday, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The total case tally stands at 53,08,015 including 10,13,964 active cases, 42,08,432 cured/discharged/migrated and 85,619 deaths, as per the Ministry.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the cumulative total samples tested up to September 18 are 6,24,54,254. The number of samples tested on September 18 is 8,81,911.
As far as the active cases are concerned in the states, as per the Health Ministry, Maharashtra has 301273 active cases, Karnataka 101148, Andhra Pradesh 84423, Uttar Pradesh 67825 and Tamil Nadu 46506.
On Friday, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said that nearly 30 COVID-19 candidates are in pre-clinical and clinical stages, developed by the…