India’s Covid-19 death toll surpasses 1 lakh; tally at 64.7 lakh

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New Delhi (NVI): The death toll due to coronavirus in India have crossed 1 lakh mark today while 64,73,545 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19, Union Health Ministry confirmed.

In addition to this, India now accounts for nearly 10 per cent of the world’s COVID-19 deaths, the country has registered 1,00,842 fatalities so far.

Also, the country has reported at least, 79,476 new cases of coronavirus and 1,069 deaths in the last 24 hours.

So far, 54,27,707 patients have recovered all over the country, while active cases stands at 9,44,996. With this, India has occupied the number one position in terms of recovered coronavirus cases followed by Brazil and the US.

In terms of total number of cases, Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state with 14,16,513 coronavirus cases followed by Andhra Pradesh with 7,06,790 cases, Tamil Nadu with 6,08,885 positive cases.

The other worst affected states includes Karnataka (6,20,630), Uttar Pradesh (4,06,995) and Delhi (2,85,672).

In terms of fatalities, Maharashtra tops the tally with 37,480 deaths followed by Tamil Nadu 9,653, ministry said.

The death toll in the national capital surged to 5,438 while another 2,53,784 patients have recovered so far, healthy ministry data shows.

According to the Indian Council Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 7,78,50,403 samples tested for COVID-19 up to October 2. Of these, 11,32,675 samples were tested yesterday.

Meanwhile, with the UP government allowing programmes in the open outside containment zones in the next phase of coronavirus lockdown, decks have been cleared for holding religious events in the upcoming festival season.

-RJV