India’s COVID tally past 73 lakh, death toll tops 1,11,000

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New Delhi (NVI): The total number of coronavirus cases in India increased to 73,07,098 with a single jump of 67,708 fresh cases in the past 24 hours, Union Health Ministry confirmed.

The country’s death toll has reached to 1,11,266 with 680 fatalities reported during this period.

So far, 63,83,442 patients have been cured and recovered all over the country while active cases stands at 8,12,390. With this, the recovery rate further jumps to 87.35 per cent in India.

In worst-hit Maharashtra, the COVID-19 cases climbed to 15,54,389, followed by Andhra Pradesh with 7,67,465 cases, and Karnataka with 7,35,371 positive cases.

Other states with a high virus hit included Tamil Nadu (6,70,392), Uttar Pradesh (4,44,711) and Delhi (3,17,548).

Meanwhile, of the total deaths, Maharashtra tops the tally with 40,859 fatalities, followed by Tamil Nadu with 10,423 deaths.

The death toll in the national capital surpassed to 5,898, while 2,89,747 patients have recovered so far, the healthy ministry data shows.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 9,12,26,305 samples tested for COVID-19, up to October 14. Of these, 11,36,183 samples were tested yesterday.

Furthermore, the Ministry of Health also said that India’s doubling time has sharply increased to 70.4 days, from 25.5 days in mid-August. This indicates a substantial fall in the daily new cases and the consequent increase in time taken to double the total cases.

-RJV