India’s COVID tally nears 80 lakh; death toll mounts to 1.20 lakh

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New Delhi (NVI): India witnessed a single-day jump of 43,893 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, rising the overall tally to 79,90,322, Union Health Ministry said.

The country’s death toll has reached to 1,20,010 with 508 fatalities reported during this period.

So far, 72,59,509 patients have been cured and recovered all over the country while active cases stands at 6,10,803. With this, the recovery rate further improves to 90.62 per cent.

However, the slower pace of daily infections and an improved recovery rate kept active cases in India below the 7-lakh mark for the sixth straight day.

In worst-affected Maharashtra, the COVID-19 cases climbed to 16,54,028, followed by Andhra Pradesh with 8,11,825 cases, and Karnataka with 8,09,638 positive cases.

Other states with a high virus hit included Tamil Nadu (7,14,235), Uttar Pradesh (4,74,054) and Delhi (3,64,341).

Meanwhile, of the total deaths, Maharashtra tops the tally with 43,463 fatalities, followed by Tamil Nadu with 10,983 deaths.

The death toll in the national capital surpassed to 6,356, while 3,30,112 patients have been cured and recovered so far, the healthy ministry data shows.

According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total 10,54,87,680 samples tested for COVID-19 up to October 27. Of these, 10,66,786 samples were tested yesterday.

Furthermore, the Health Ministry yesterday informed that it has been observed that states and Union Territories like Kerala, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Delhi have reported rise in daily cases during the festival season.

-RJV