A health worker takes a nasal swab sample to test for Covid-19 test at a facility erected to screen people in Ahmedabad, on September 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
The total recoveries have surged to 49,41,627, and there are 9,56,402 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 15.96 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated. The COVID-19casefatality rate was recorded at 1.58 per cent.
India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and it went past 50 lakh on September 16. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 7,12,57,836 samples have been tested up to September 26 with 9,87,861 samples being tested on Saturday.