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India's COVID-19 tally rises to 73,70,468; over 64 lakh recovered

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
October 16, 2020 10:54 IST
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India's COVID-19 caseload rose to 73,70,468 with 63,371 new infections being reported in a day, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease crossed 64 lakh pushing the recovery rate to 87.56 per cent, according to the Health Ministry data updated on Friday.

IMAGE: A man dressed up as Yamraj holds a poster to spread awareness about wearing a mask amid COVID-19 pandemic in Bikaner. Photograph: Dinesh Gupta/ANI Photo

The coronavirus death toll climbed to 1,12,161 with the virus claiming 895 lives in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.


For eight days in a row, the active cases of COVID-19 remained below 9 lakh.

IMAGE: A worker sanitises a cinema hall ahead of its reopening for visitors in Gurugram. Photograph: PTI Photo

There are 8,04,528 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 10.92 per cent of the total caseload, while the recoveries have surged to 64,53,779, the data stated.

The COVID-19 case fatality rate due COVID-19 was recorded at 1.52 per cent.

IMAGE: Students and their teacher wearing protective face masks are seen inside a classroom of a government-run school after authorities ordered schools to reopen voluntarily for classes 9 to 12 amidst the coronavirus outbreak in Gurugram. Photograph: Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters

"India continues to have one of the lowest COVID-19 deaths per million population globally, currently pegged at 80," the ministry said.

IMAGE: Visitors are being thermally scanned as they arrive at a cinema hall in Prayagraj. Photograph: Amar Deep/ANI Photo

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5. It went past 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28 and crossed 70 lakh on October 11.

IMAGE: Volunteers offer hand-wash training to children during a campaign to mark Global Hand Washing Day at Dharavi in Mumbai. Photograph: Kunal Patil/PTI Photo

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, a cumulative total of 9,22,54,927 samples have been tested up to October 15, with 10,28,622 samples being tested on Thursday.

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