Covid-19: Single-day cases drop in India, death rate too

New Delhi: In what is said to be a relief to some extent, the single-day Coronavirus cases in India dropped below 75,000 and death rate under 1,000.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the total Coronavirus cases in the country mounted to 61,45, 291 with 70,589 new infections, while the death toll reached 96,318 after 776 people succumbed to the disease in a span of 24 hours.

The total recoveries surged to 51,01,397 pushing the recovery rate to 83.01 per cent. There are 9,47,576 active cases in the country which comprise 15.42 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7 August, 30 lakh on 23 August and 40 lakh on 5 September. It went past 50 lakh on 16 September and crossed 60 lakh on 28 September.

According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 7,31,10,041 samples have been tested up to 28 September with 11,42,811 samples being tested on Monday.


NT Bureau