Covid-19: India crosses 79-lakh mark; death toll up 1,19,014

New Delhi: With 45,148 new infections, India’s Coronavirus cases crossed 79-lakh mark.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, India’s Covid-19 caseload mounted to 79,09,959. The death toll climbed to 1,19,014 with 480 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

A total of 71,37,228 people have recuperated from Covid-19 so far pushing the national recovery rate to 90.23 per cent while the case fatality rate has dropped to 1.50 per cent.

The active cases of Coronavirus infections remained below 7 lakh for four days in a row. There are 6,53,717 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country as on date which comprises 8.26 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 10,34,62,778 samples have been tested up to 24 October with 9,39,309 samples being tested on Sunday.


NT Bureau