Covid-19: India moves towards 80-lakh mark; death toll up 1,20,010

New Delhi: With 43,893 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus cases in moving towards 80-lakh mark.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the country’s total Covid-19 caseload now stands at 79,90,322. The death toll has climbed to 1,20,010 with 508 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

A total of 72,59,509 people have recuperated from Covid-19 so far, pushing the national recovery rate to 90.85 per cent, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.50 per cent.

The active cases of coronavirus infections remained below 7 lakh for six days in a row, it said.

There are 6,10,803 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country as on date, which comprises 7.64 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 ICMR, a cumulative total of 10,54,87,680 samples have been tested up to 27 October, with 10,66,786 samples tested on Tuesday.


NT Bureau