Covid-19: India records 46,790 new cases

New Delhi: There seems to be good news on Covid-19 front. Yes, after nearly three months, the number of Coronavirus cases on daily basis dropped below 50,000.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the country reported 46,790 fresh infections, thus taking the total tally to 75,97,063.

The death toll climbed to 1,15,197 with 587 fatalities being registered in a span of 24 hours, the data said.

The number of new fatalities reported daily across the country was recorded below 600 for the second consecutive day.

The active cases of Coronavirus infection remained below 8 lakh for the fourth consecutive day.

There are 7,48,538, active cases of Coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 9.85 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

A total 67,33,328 people have recuperated from the disease so far pushing the national recovery rate to 88.63 per cent while the case fatality rate due Covid-19 stands at 1.52 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 9,61,16,771 samples have been tested up to 19 October with 10,32,795 samples being tested on Monday.


NT Bureau