Coronavirus death toll nears 100,000-mark in India
Published: 04:54 PM, 30 September 2020
The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic in India is inching towards the 100,000-mark, reaching 97,497 on Wednesday.
The South Asian country registered as many as 1,179 in the past 24 hours. Besides, 80,472 new confirmed cases took the total tally of infections to 6,225,763, according to the data released by the federal health ministry.
Still, there are 940,441 active COVID-19 cases in the country, while 5,187,825 people have been cured and discharged.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data revealed that a total of 74,196,729 COVID-19 tests had been conducted till Tuesday, out of which 1,086,688 were conducted on Tuesday alone.
The federal health ministry said the country’s COVID-19 recovery rate leaped past 83 percent on Tuesday.