Coronavirus: India’s COVID-19 caseload breaches 76-lakh mark with 54,044 new cases

First Published 21, Oct 2020, 11:26 AM

India's Covid-19 tally crosses 76-lakh mark with 54,044 new cases and 717 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.
 

<p>With a spike of 54,044 new cases and 717 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, India's Covid-19 count crossed the 76-lakh mark on Wednesday, as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).</p>

With a spike of 54,044 new cases and 717 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, India's Covid-19 count crossed the 76-lakh mark on Wednesday, as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).

<p>According to the MoHFW, the Covid-19 count in the country is at 76,51,108, including 7,40,090 active cases.<br />
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According to the MoHFW, the Covid-19 count in the country is at 76,51,108, including 7,40,090 active cases.
 

<p>The number of cured and discharged or migrated patients has also neared 68-lakh and is at 67,95,103 in the country.</p>

The number of cured and discharged or migrated patients has also neared 68-lakh and is at 67,95,103 in the country.

<p>With 717 deaths, the toll due to the disease now stands at 1,15,914.<br />
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With 717 deaths, the toll due to the disease now stands at 1,15,914.
 

<p>Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected State with 1,74,265 active cases. However, 13,92,308 patients have been cured and discharged in the state, while the disease has claimed 42,453 lives so far.</p>

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected State with 1,74,265 active cases. However, 13,92,308 patients have been cured and discharged in the state, while the disease has claimed 42,453 lives so far.

<p>With 6297 more people contracting coronavirus on Tuesday, the total tally in Karnataka rose to over 7.76 lakh with over a lakh cases termed 'active' by the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services.</p>

With 6297 more people contracting coronavirus on Tuesday, the total tally in Karnataka rose to over 7.76 lakh with over a lakh cases termed 'active' by the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services.

<p>Further, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that a total of 8,68,77,242 samples have been tested for Covid-19 so far in the country. Out of these, 10,78,544 samples were tested on Saturday alone.</p>

Further, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that a total of 8,68,77,242 samples have been tested for Covid-19 so far in the country. Out of these, 10,78,544 samples were tested on Saturday alone.