India’s coronavirus tally reached 53,08,014 on Saturday, after the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reported a rise of 93,337 cases in the last 24 hours. The toll rose by 1,247 to 85,619.
India now has 10,13,964 active cases. More than 42 lakh people have recovered from the virus in India.
India’s recovery rate is currently 78.86%, which the government has said is one of the highest in the world. The mortality rate is 1.64%.
The Indian Council of Medical Research said 6,24, 54, 254 samples have been tested till September 18, including 8,81,911 tests conducted on Friday.
Maharashtra reported 21,656 infections in 24 hours, the highest among the states, taking its tally to 11,67,496. Andhra Pradesh had the second highest cases with 6,09,558, followed by Tamil Nadu with 5,30,908 infections and Karnataka with 5,02,982 cases. The most number of deaths have also been…