New Delhi: India registered a total of 64,553 Coronavirus cases and 1,007 deaths within 24 hours. The total infections in the country now stands at 24,61,191 while total number of fatalities at 48,040. “The COVID-19 tally in the country rises to 24,61,191 including 6,61,595 active cases, 17,51,556 discharged/migrated & 48,040 deaths,” the Health Ministry said in a statement today. Also Read - West Bengal Lockdown News: Cinema Halls Allowed to Reopen From October 1; Jatras, Plays, Dance Also Permitted | Read Here

The country had touched the 20-lakh mark on August 7 and added more than four lakh cases in seven days. The silver lining, however, is that the gap between recoveries and active cases is growing every day. Currently, recoveries are over 10 lakh more than the active cases. Also Read - China Says WHO Gave Support For Covid Vaccine Emergency Use

Notably, India continues to be the third worst-hit after Brazil with 3,164,785 infections and 104,201 deaths, and the US with 5,248,172 cases and 167,092 fatalities. Also Read - How Long Will India be Kept Out of UN's Decision-making Body, Asks PM Modi in His Address at UNGA | Top Points

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1) Out of the total 2,461,190 cases, recoveries have surged to 1,751,555 with a record 55,573 more people recuperating in the past 24 hours, taking the recovery rate to nearly 71.17 per cent.

2) The actual caseload of the country is the active cases, which currently stands at 6,61,595.

3) Notably, the case fatality rate, which is the proportion of people who die from the disease among individuals diagnosed, has dropped to 1.96 per cent, the ministry said.

4) Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state with a total of 5,60,126 cases and 19,063 deaths; followed by Tamil Nadu with 3,20,355 cases and 5,397 deaths. Then comes Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh.

5) Thursday, the union government stated that it has distributed more than 3.04 crore N95 masks, more than 1.28 crore PPE kits to states, union territories and central institutions free of cost in the last five months. Over 22,000 ‘Make in India’ ventilators have also been delivered.

6) The Centre has been strengthening the health infrastructure to fight the pandemic and effectively manage it. Along with augmenting COVID-19 facilities, the government has been providing medical supplies free of cost to the state and union territories to supplement their efforts.

(With agency inputs)