Covid-19: India records 63,371 new cases and 895 deaths

New Delhi: The Coronavirus cases reported per day in India seems to be decreasing if one has to go by what Union Health Ministry report says.

According to the government data released this morning, with 63,371 fresh cases, India’s Covid-19 caseload rose to 73,70,468.

The Coronavirus death toll climbed to 1,12,161 with the virus claiming 895 lives in a span of 24 hours.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease crossed 64 lakh pushing the recovery rate to 87.56 per cent, according to the Health Ministry data.

For eight days in a row, the active cases of Covid-19 remained below 9 lakh.

There are 8,04,528 active cases of Coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 10.92 per cent of the total caseload, while the recoveries have surged to 64,53,779, the data stated.

“India continues to have one of the lowest Covid-19 deaths per million population globally, currently pegged at 80,” the Ministry said.

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 9,22,54,927 samples have been tested up to 15 October, with 10,28,622 samples being tested on Thursday.


NT Bureau