India’s COVID-19 tally nears 76 lakh, death toll tops 1,15,000

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New Delhi (NVI): India registered a single-day rise of 46,791 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the overall caseload to 75,97,064, Union Health Ministry confirmed.

The country’s death toll has gone up to 1,15,197 with 587 new fatalities being reported during the same period.

So far, 67,33,329 patients have recovered all over the country, while active cases stands at 7,48,538. The recovery rate also improves further to 88 per cent in India.

In terms of total number of cases, Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state with 16,01,365 coronavirus cases followed by Andhra Pradesh with 7,86,050 cases, Karnataka with 7,70,604 positive cases.

The other worst affected states included Tamil Nadu (6,90,96), Uttar Pradesh (4,56,865) and Delhi (3,33,171).

In terms of fatalities, Maharashtra tops the tally with 42,240 deaths followed by Tamil Nadu 10,691, ministry said.

The death toll in the national capital surged to 6,040 while another 3,04,561 patients have been cured so far, healthy ministry data shows.

As per the Indian Council Medical Research (ICMR) data, a total of 9,61,16,771 samples tested for COVID-19 up to October 19. Of these, 10,32,795 samples were tested yesterday.

Furthermore, the Health Ministry also said the trend of daily cases of the coronavirus in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh reveals the various stages of decline of active cases.

-RJV