Tuesday, 22 September 2020
India has recorded 54,87,580 COVID-19 cases so far with 86,961 new infections while 1,130 deaths on Monday pushed the total death count to 87,882. A total of 93,356 patients recovered from the infection in the country in a day. This is for the third straight day that the number of daily recoveries is higher than the daily cases.
With 43,96,399 people in the country having recovered since the beginning of the pandemic, the overall recovery rate is 80.11 per cent.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has informed the Lok Sabha that over four coronavirus vaccines are in advanced stages of pre-clinical trial in India. Amid rising cases, Rajasthan has imposed prohibitory orders in 11 districts, including state capital Jaipur, from today. Ten districts in Chhattisgarh, including state capital Raipur, have been put under lockdown from today. India is the country with the second-highest coronavirus caseload in the world after the United States.