India’s Covid-19 tally crosses 66-lakh mark

A surge of 74,442 new positive infections was recorded in the last 24 hours.

India’s Covid-19 tally crosses the 66 lakh mark with a surge of 74,442 new positive infections in the last 24 hours, as per the latest updates from the Union Health Ministry. 903 deaths have also been reported, the data stated.

Of 66,23,816 total coronavirus cases, active cases include 9,34,427 cases while 55,86,704 patients have been cured/discharged/migrated, the latest data showed. India’s active cases share 14.11 per cent of the total caseload of Covid-19 infection.

“India has exceeded 140 tests per day per million population as advised by the World Health Organisation by nearly 6 times. Several states/UTs have demonstrated better performance than the national average.” The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. India has performed 828 tests per day per million population, as per the data.

According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 7,89,92,534 samples have been tested for Covid-19 infection as of Oct 2. Of these, 11,42,131 samples were tested on Friday.

While the national recovery rate has gone up and now stands at 84.34 per cent, the death toll has now climbed to 1,02,685, the data released at 8 am confirmed.

The Covid-19 fatality rate has been recorded at 1.55 per cent.

As per the latest updates, 36 percent of deaths being reported yesterday have come from Maharashtra with 326 deaths followed by Karnataka  with 67 deaths. Uttar Pradesh has recorded a dip in coronavirus cases along with a decline in death rates.

First Published:Oct. 5, 2020, 2:25 p.m.

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