Covid-19: India crosses 76-lakh mark, death toll 1,15,914

New Delhi: With 54,044 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus cases crossed 76-lakh mark. Also, for the third consecutive day, the daily cases remained below 60,000.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the country’s total covid-19 caseload now stands at 76,51,107.

The death toll climbed to 1,15,914 with 717 fatalities being registered in a span of 24 hours, the data said.

A total of 67,95,103 people have recuperated from the disease so far pushing the national recovery rate to 88.81 per cent while the case fatality rate due Covid-19 has dropped to 1.51 per cent.

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

There are 7,40,090 active cases of Coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 9.67 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, 60 lakh on 28 September and crossed 70 lakh on 11 October.

According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 9,72,00,379 samples have been tested up to 20 October with 10,83,608 samples being tested on Tuesday.


NT Bureau