India’s COVID-19 case tally has crossed 50 lakh-mark with a spike of 90,123 new cases and 1,290 deaths in the last 24 hours, as of Wednesday morning.
The total number of coronavirus cases in India has increased to 50,20,360 out of which 9,95,933 are active cases, 39,42,361 have been cured and discharged while 82,066 have died due to the pandemic, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 5,94,29,115 samples have been tested up to September 15 for COVID-19. Of these, 11,16,842 samples were tested on Tuesday.
Maharashtra is the worst-affected state with 2,92,174 active cases of coronavirus, 7,75,273 cured, and 30,409 deaths.
Delhi on Tuesday reported more than 4000 new cases of coronavirus. The active cases in the national capital stood at 29,787 while 1,91,203 have been discharged and 4,806 died due to the pandemic.
Punjab is having 21,154 active cases of coronavirus while 60,814 have been cured and 2,514 COVID patients died due to the pandemic, so far.
Coronavirus cases in India have been rising at a rapid pace. Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asserted the need to wear masks and maintain social distancing norms.
Meanwhile, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has allowed the Serum Institute of India (SII) to restart Phase 2 and 3 trials of the COVID-19 vaccine.