India on Saturday also reported another 1,201 deaths, taking total fatalities to 77,472.
Tamil Nadu has a total of 48,482 active cases and 8,154 deaths due to COVID-19. There have been over 3/4 of total cases that is 36 lakhs have recovered and discharged, it said.
With over 94,000 new infections in the last 24 hours, India's tally of coronavirus cases crossed the 47 lakh-mark, while the death toll climbed to 78,586 after 1,114 people succumbed to the disease in a day.
Mumbai on Saturday reported 1,297 fresh cases of coronavirus, and with that, the total number of positive cases surged to 72,287. Currently, India's Case Fatality Rate stands at 1.66 per cent, where 17 States and UTs have reported fatality rates even lower than 1 per cent. The state now has 2,79,768 active cases, the department said in a release.
Maharashtra (28.79 percent), Karnataka (10.05 percent), Andhra Pradesh (9.84 percent), Uttar Pradesh (6.98 percent) and Tamil Nadu (4.84 percent) account for 60 percent of total active cases in the country. On September 12, it recorded its highest single-day spike of 97,570 cases.
The ministry has informed that high levels of recovery is being reported from various States and UTs and nearly 60 per cent of the total recovered cases are pooled in by 5 States including Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
The research paper's findings were in line with similar surveys conducted by large cities including New Delhi, Mumbai and Pune, which found that a much higher per centage of people were likely infected, compared to the number of confirmed cases. State Premier Daniel Andrews says "we are poised to be able to take not just one, but potentially two, steps as early as next week".