India’s Covid tally crosses 65-lakh mark; 75,829 new cases

New Delhi (NVI): With a spike of 75,829 new cases and 940 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid-19 tally today crossed the 65-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry.

The overall tally now reaches 65,49,374 including 9,37,625 active cases, 55,09,967 recoveries and 1,01,782 deaths as per the Health Ministry data.

Apart from that, the Centre has said that the testing capacity in the country has been ramped up at a significant pace to reach over 7.7 crores in October from just one in January this year.

So far, more than 55 lakh people have recovered from the virus in India. The recovery rate is around 83% now.

The Health Ministry also said today that India’s COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 84.13%. It said there has been a steady improvement in the country’s recovery rate since lockdown initiation on March 25.

In another development, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination will be held today, after the Supreme Court refused to postpone it due to the virus outbreak. The exams will be allowed to be conducted as long as the safety guidelines are followed.

The UPSC was also told to ask the Delhi government and police personnel not to prevent any candidates from reaching the exam centre on Sunday even if the centres were located in containment zones.

-ARK