Over 80,000 people have died in India due to the deadly coronavirus, government data showed today, as the number of infections continues to rise rapidly in the country, APA reports citing NDTV.
Until this morning, the total fatalities were at 79,722 which increased in the next few hours taking the death count to 80,521.
Maharashtra has the highest numbers of deaths in the country with over 29,000 fatalities followed by Karnataka. Mizoram and Lakshwadeep have not reported a single death yet.
However, coronavirus recoveries have witnessed a steep rise in India - from 50,000 in May to over 36 lakh in September, the Health Ministry said on Sunday, adding that more than 70,000 recoveries have been reported every day.
India has been reporting the highest number of new coronavirus cases in the world with an average of 90,000 cases per day since the beginning of September. The total number of cases in the country has crossed 48 lakh and is the second worst-affected nation in the world after the United States.