Covid-19: India crosses 72-lakh mark; death toll up 1,10,586

New Delhi: With 63,509 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus cases crossed 72-lakh mark today.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the country’s total Covid-19 caseload now stands at 72,39,389.

The Coronavirus death toll has climbed to 1,10,586 with the virus claiming 730 lives in a span of 24 hours, the data said.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease crossed 63 lakh pushing the recovery rate to 87.05 per cent. For six days in a row the active cases of Covid-19 remained below 9 lakh.

There are 8,26,876 active cases of Coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 11.42 per cent of the total caseload, while the recoveries have surged to 63,01,927, the data stated. The Covid-19 case fatality rate was recorded at 1.53 per cent.

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, 60 lakh on 28 September and crossed 70 lakh on 11 October.

According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 9,00,90,122 samples have been tested up to 13 October with 11,45,015 samples being tested on Tuesday.


NT Bureau