On Monday, India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 60-lakh mark with a spike of 82,170 new cases being reported in the last 24 hours. The Health Ministry data which is updated every day at 8 am indicates that at present there are 9,62,640 active cases in the country. At the same time, the death toll rose by 1,039 and now stands at 95,542.
But, as the Ministry of Health noted Family Welfare noted, there is also a silver lining of sorts as the total number of recoveries on Monday crossed the 50 lakh mark.
"India's total Recoveries cross the landmark milestone of 50L. The rise from 1L in June '20 has been steep. The last 10 L recoveries were added in just 11 days," the MoHFW tweeted on Monday morning sharing a graphic.
In the meantime, the overall number of global coronavirus cases was nearing the 33 million mark, while the deaths have increased to more than 996,000. The tracker maintained by the Johns Hopkins University indicates that as of 9:30 am on September 28, there have been a total of 32,994,213 cases recorded in the world. Alongside, 996,682 people have died globally.
India currently ranks second in the world by sheer volume of cases. The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 7,114,235 and 204,752, respectively.