India’s COVID tally nears 64 lakh, death toll at 99,773

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New Delhi (NVI): The total number of coronavirus cases in India increased to 63,94,069 with a single jump of 81,484 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, Union Health Ministry confirmed.

The country’s death toll has gone up to 99,773 with 1,095 fatalities reported during this period.

So far, 53,52,078 patients have been cured and recovered all over the country while active cases stands at 9,42,217. With this, the recovery rate further improves to 84 per cent in India.

In worst-affected Maharashtra, the COVID-19 cases climbed to 14,00,922, followed by Andhra Pradesh with 7,00,235 cases, and Tamil Nadu with 6,03,290 cases.

Other states with a high virus hit included Karnataka (6,11,837), Uttar Pradesh (4,03,101) and Delhi (2,82,752).

Meanwhile, of the total deaths, Maharashtra tops the tally with 37,056 fatalities, followed by Tamil Nadu with 9,586 deaths.

The death toll in the national capital surpassed to 5,401, while 2,50,613 patients have recovered so far, the healthy ministry data shows.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 7,67,17,728 samples tested for COVID-19 up to October 1. Of these, 10,97,947 samples were tested yesterday.

Furthermore, the Delhi government has decided that cinemas, theatres, and swimming pools in the city are unlikely to open soon, to maintain status quo on prohibited and permitted activities till October 31 in the national capital.

-RJV