India reaches 40 lakh covid-19 cases with 70,000 deaths

India added over 86,000 cases in 24 hours, taking the total tally over 40 lakh in the world’s second-most populous country, according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 8 a.m. on Sept. 5. This includes nearly 70,000 deaths and over 31 lakh patients who have recovered.


Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 40,23,179

Active cases: 8,46,395

Cured/discharged/migrated: 31,07,223

Deaths: 69,561

Number of fresh cases in 24 hours: 86,432

One-day recoveries: 70,072

One-day deaths: 1,089