India’s COVID tally crosses 75-lakh mark, death toll tops 1,14,100

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New Delhi (NVI): India’s coronavirus tally crossed the 75-lakh mark and stands at 75,50,273 with a single-day rise of 55,722 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, Union Health Ministry confirmed.

The country’s death toll has reached to 1,14,160 with 579 fatalities reported during this period.

So far, 66,63,608 patients have been cured and recovered all over the country while active cases stands at 7,72,055.

In worst-affected Maharashtra, the COVID-19 cases climbed to 15,95,381, followed by Andhra Pradesh with 7,83,132 cases, and Karnataka with 7,65,586 positive cases.

Other states with a high virus hit included Tamil Nadu (6,87,400), Uttar Pradesh (4,55,146) and Delhi (3,31,017).

Meanwhile, of the total deaths, Maharashtra tops the tally with 42,115 fatalities, followed by Tamil Nadu with 10,642 deaths.

The death toll in the national capital surpassed to 6,009, while 3,01,716 patients have been cured and recovered so far, the healthy ministry data shows.

As per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data, a cumulative total of 9,50,83,976 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to October 18 with 8,59,786 samples being tested yesterday.

Meanwhile, as part of Unlock 5.0, several states today reopened schools for classes 9th to 12th outside containment zones with strict COVID-19 protocols.

-RJV