Over 46,000 new cases take India’s Covid tally past 85L

Over 46,000 new cases take India’s Covid tally past 85L

NEW DELHI: India’s Covid-19 caseload crossed 85 lakh with more than 46,000 new infections reported on Saturday, a slight drop from the previous day’s count of over 50,000. The death toll remained over 550 for the fourth day running, with 559 fatalities recorded on Saturday. With 46,022 fresh infections, the overall Covid-19 caseload in the country has risen to 85,07,793, as per TOI’s data collated from state governments.
While active cases continued to decrease, the fall has been slowing down in the past few days as the overall daily cases in the country plateau, with the virus spiking again in some states. On Saturday, active cases dropped by just around 3,000, with nearly 5.1 lakh live infections on record in the country. The number of recovered patients rose to around 78.6 lakh.
Maharashtra reported a significant dip in daily cases, with 3,959 infections recorded on Saturday, the lowest in 12 days. Mumbai reported 576 new Covid-19 cases, the lowest in almost six months. The state also reported 160 deaths, taking the total fatalities past the 45,000 mark. In another positive trend, with more cases being discharged than the daily additions, Maharashtra’s active cases dipped below the 1 lakh and stood at 99,151 for the first time since July 11. Meanwhile, Odisha became the ninth state/ Union territory to record more than three lakh Covid-19 cases so far, after 1,372 more people tested positive for the virus. This has taken the virus caseload in the state to 3,00,140. With 17 more dying of Covid-19, the toll has gone up to 1,410.
Bihar reported 819 new Covid-19 cases, taking the tally to 2,21,811. Officially, seven deaths were reported, taking the toll to 1,136. However, with 2,13,911 recoveries, there were only 6,762 active cases in the state.

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