85,362 New COVID-19 Cases Take India’s Tally to Over 59 Lakh

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India on Saturday, 26 September, reported 88,600 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally in the country to 5,992,533 . The death toll increased by 1,124 to 94,503 .

According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are currently 9,60,969 active cases in the country, while 48,49,584 patients have been discharged, and one had migrated earlier.

Snapshot
  • Maharashtra on Saturday reported 20,419 new COVID-19 cases and 430 fatalities, taking the tally to 13,21,176 and the death toll to 35,191
  • Andhra Pradesh reported 7,293 new COVID-19 cases and 57 fatalities, taking the tally in the state to 6,68,751 and the death toll to 5,663
  • Globally, over 32.5 million cases of COVID-19 have been recorded so far, with the death toll standing at over 9,89,000

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According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are currently 9,60,969 active cases in the country, while 48,49,584 patients have been discharged, and one had migrated earlier.

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Published: 26 Sep 2020, 08:40 AM IST