India’s COVID tally crosses 74-lakh mark, death toll tops 1,12,900

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New Delhi (NVI): The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India increased to 74,32,681 with a single jump of 62,212 fresh cases in the past 24 hours, Union Health Ministry said.

The country’s death toll has reached to 1,12,998 with 837 new fatalities reported during this period.

So far, 65,24,596 patients have been cured and recovered all over the country while active cases stands at 7,95,087.

In worst-hit Maharashtra, the COVID-19 cases climbed to 15,76,062, followed by Andhra Pradesh with 7,75,470 cases, and Karnataka with 7,51,390 positive cases.

Other states with a high virus hit included Tamil Nadu (6,79,191), Uttar Pradesh (4,49,935) and Delhi (3,24,459).

Meanwhile, of the total deaths, Maharashtra tops the tally with 41,502 fatalities, followed by Tamil Nadu with 10,529 deaths.

The death toll in the national capital surpassed to 5,946, while 2,95,699 patients have been cured and recovered so far, the healthy ministry data shows.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 9,32,54,017 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to October 16 with 9,99,090 samples being tested yesterday.

Furthermore, the Health Ministry said that, the significant achievement is the outcome of Centre-led targeted strategies leading to high number of COVID-19 recoveries and steadily falling number of fatalities in the country.

-RJV