India’s COVID tally surpasses 79-lakh mark; recovery rate over 90%

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New Delhi (NVI): India’s coronavirus tally crossed the 79-lakh mark and stands at 79,09,960 with a single-day rise of 45,149 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, Union Health Ministry confirmed.

More than 71 lakh people have been cured of the disease since the beginning of the pandemic, pushing the recovery rate over 90 per cent in the country.

The country’s death toll has reached to 1,19,014 with 480 fatalities reported in the past 24 hours.

In worst-affected Maharashtra, the COVID-19 cases climbed to 16,45,020, followed by Andhra Pradesh with 8,07,020 cases, and Karnataka with 8,02,817 positive cases.

Other states with a high virus hit included Tamil Nadu (7,09,005), Uttar Pradesh (7
4,70,470) and Delhi (3,56,656).

Meanwhile, of the total deaths, Maharashtra tops the tally with 43,264 fatalities, followed by Tamil Nadu with 10,924 deaths.

The death toll in the national capital surpassed to 6,258 while 3,23,654 patients have been cured and recovered so far, the healthy ministry data shows.

As per the Indian Council Medical Research (ICMR) data, a total of 10,34,62,778 samples tested for COVID-19 up to October 25. Of these, 9,39,309 samples were tested yesterday.

Furthermore, the third phase human trial of indigenously developed COVID-19 vaccine ‘Covaxin’ will soon commence at the Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS) and SUM Hospital in Odisha.

-RJV