Covid-19: India crosses 74-lakh mark; death toll up 1,12,998

New Delhi: With 62,212 new infections, India’s Coronavirus cases crossed 74-lakh mark today.

According to Union Health Ministry report released this morning, the country’s total Covid-19 caseload stands at 74,32,680.

The Coronavirus death toll climbed to 1,12,998 with the virus claiming 837 lives in a day.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease crossed 65 lakh pushing the recovery rate to 87.78 per cent, the data said.

The active cases of Coronavirus infection dropped below eight lakh for the first time in one-and-half months, the Ministry said. For nine days in a row the active cases remained below nine lakh.

There are 7,95,087 active cases of Coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 10.70 per cent of the total caseload, while the recoveries have surged to 65,24,595, according to the data.

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 Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 9,32,54,017 samples have been tested up to 16 October with 9,99,090 samples being tested on Friday.

The 837 new fatalities include 306 from Maharashtra, 73 from Karnataka, 61 from West Bengal, 57 from Tamilnadu, 46 from Uttar Pradesh and 40 from Chhattisgarh.

Total 1,12,998 deaths reported so far in the country includes 41,502 from Maharashtra, followed by 10,529 from Tamilnadu, 10,356 from Karnataka, 6,589 from Uttar Pradesh, 6,382 from Andhra Pradesh, 5,946 from Delhi, 5,931 from West Bengal, 3,980 from Punjab and 3,617 from Gujarat.

The Health Ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

 

NT Bureau