In last 24 hrs, India crossed 52 lakh cases with a spike of 96,424 of new cases while the death toll of 1,174 war recorded.
With the new cases the total cases of corona have reached to 52,14,677 while death count have reached to 84,372 till Sept 17.
The country’s recovery rate stands at 78.86 percent as of now. The most affected states remain Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Delhi, and Andhra Pradesh while 13 other states and Union territories have active cases less than 5000.
The minister said the government is aiming to bring India’s mortality rate for coronavirus down to less than 1 percent which currently stands at 1.64 percent.
A total number of 10,06,615 samples were tested on 17 September. Cumulative samples tested till 17 September are 6,15,72,343 of COVID-19 according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).