Covid-19: India reports 48,648 new cases; national recovery rate crosses 91%

New Delhi: With 48,648 new infections being reported in a day, India’s Coronavirus caseload touched 80,88,851 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the Covid-19 death toll in the country climbed to 1,21,090 with 563 new fatalities.

A total of 73,73,375 people have recuperated from Covid-19 so far pushing the national recovery rate to 91.15 per cent while the case fatality rate stands at 1.50 per cent.

There are 5,94,386 active cases of Coronavirus infection in the country as on date which comprises 7.35 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, 70 lakh on 11 October and crossed 80 lakh on 29 October.

According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 10,77,28,088 samples have been tested up to 29 October with 11,64,648 samples being tested on Thursday.


NT Bureau