COVID cases in India climb to over 81.8 lakh; death toll mounts to 1.22 lakh

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New Delhi (NVI): The coronavirus cases in India saw a jump of 46,964 in the last 24 hours, raising the total number to 81,84,083, Union Health Ministry said.

The country’s death toll due to the virus rose to 1,22,111, with 470 new fatalities being reported in the past 24 hours.

So far, 74,91,513 patients have been cured an recovered all over the country and the active cases stands at 5,70,458.

This is for the third consecutive day when active COVID-19 cases in the country remained below the 6 lakh mark.

In worst-hit Maharashtra, the COVID-19 cases increased to 16,78,406, followed by Karnataka with 8,23,412 cases, and Andhra Pradesh with 8,23,348 cases.

Maharashtra has also reported the highest number of fatalities at 43,911 followed by 11,168 in Karnataka and 11,122 in Tamil Nadu.

The other worst affected states are Tamil Nadu (7,24,522) Uttar Pradesh (4,81,868), Kerala (4,33,105) and Delhi (3,86,706).

The death toll in the national capital rose to 6,511, while 3,47,476 patients in Delhi have recovered so far, the healthy ministry data shows.

As per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data, a total 10,98,87,303 samples tested for COVID-19 up to October 31. Of these 10,91,239 samples were tested yesterday.

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry said that the country witnessed a fall in daily COVID-19 numbers in the month of October. Also, its case fatality rate (CFR) has reached below 1.5 per cent and is continuously declining.

-RJV