India’s COVID tally reaches 63-lakh mark, death toll at 98,678

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New Delhi (NVI): As the nation enters Unlock 5 today, the total number of coronavirus cases in India increased to 63,12,585 with a single jump of 86,821 new cases in the last 24 hours, Union Health Ministry confirmed.

The country’s death toll has reached 98,678 with 1,181 fatalities reported during this period.

So far, 52,73,202 patients have been cured and recovered all over the country while active cases stands at 9,40,705. With this, the recovery rate in India rises to 83.53 per cent vs yesterday’s 83.33 per cent.

In worst-hit Maharashtra, the COVID-19 cases climbed to 13,84,446, followed by Andhra Pradesh with 6,93,484 cases, and Tamil Nadu with 5,97,602 cases.

Other states with a high virus hit included Karnataka (6,01,767), Uttar Pradesh (3,99,082) and Delhi (2,79,715).

Meanwhile, of the total deaths, Maharashtra tops the tally with 36,662 fatalities, followed by Tamil Nadu with 9,520 deaths.

The death toll in the national capital surpassed to 5,361, while 2,47,446 patients have recovered so far, the healthy ministry data shows.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 7,56,19,781 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to September 30 with 14,23,052 samples being tested on yesterday.

Furthermore, with the number of coronavirus cases in India steadily rising, the Indian aviation regulator DGCA announced an extension of the suspension of scheduled international passenger flights till October 31.

-RJV