India’s COVID tally surpasses 78-lakh mark; death toll mounts to 1.17 lakh

New Delhi (NVI): India’s coronavirus tally crossed the 78-lakh mark and stands at 78,14,682 with a single rise of 53,370 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, Union Health Ministry confirmed.

The country’s death toll has reached to 1,17,956 with 650 fatalities reported during this period.

So far, 70,16,046 patients have been cured and recovered all over the country while active cases stands at 6,80,680.

This is the second consecutive day when the active cases have remained below seven lakh. The recovery rate also further improves to 89.78 per cent in the country.

In worst-affected Maharashtra, the COVID-19 cases climbed to 16,32,544, followed by Andhra Pradesh with 8,00,684 cases, and Karnataka with 7,93,907 positive cases.

Other states with a high virus hit included Tamil Nadu (7,03,250), Uttar Pradesh (7,66,060).

Meanwhile, of the total deaths, Maharashtra tops the tally with 43,015 fatalities, followed by Tamil Nadu with 10,858 deaths.

Delhi reported 4,086 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the highest single-day spike in 34 days, taking the tally to 3,48,405, while the death toll from the virus has reached 6,189 in the national capital.

According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total 10,13,82,564 samples tested for COVID-19 up to October 23. Of these, 12,69,479 samples were tested yesterday.

Furthermore, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan yesterday said that the next 3 months are going to be decisive in determining the coronavirus situation in the country as he urged people to follow COVID-19 appropriate behaviour in the coming festival season and winter months.

-RJV