Coronavirus: India’s COVID-19 caseload crosses 65-lakh mark; 940 more deaths

First Published 4, Oct 2020, 12:10 PM

India became the second country after the US to register 6.5 million COVID-19 cases on Sunday (October 4), amid signs that the pandemic could finally be slowing down in the country, at least for now
 

<p>India's COVID-19 tally galloped past 65 lakh on Saturday with 75,829 new cases, while the recoveries have surged to 55.09 lakh with a total of 55,09,966 people having recuperated, the health ministry said.<br />
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India's COVID-19 tally galloped past 65 lakh on Saturday with 75,829 new cases, while the recoveries have surged to 55.09 lakh with a total of 55,09,966 people having recuperated, the health ministry said.
 

<p style="text-align: justify;">The death toll from the pathogen climbed to 1,01,782 with 940 more deaths. There are 9,37,625 active cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country, comprising 15.85% of the total caseload, according to the ministry data.<br />
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The death toll from the pathogen climbed to 1,01,782 with 940 more deaths. There are 9,37,625 active cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country, comprising 15.85% of the total caseload, according to the ministry data.
 

<p style="text-align: justify;">The total coronavirus cases mounted to 65,49,373, while 55,09,966 people have recuperated from the virus, taking the recovery rate to 83.84%.&nbsp;</p>

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 65,49,373, while 55,09,966 people have recuperated from the virus, taking the recovery rate to 83.84%. 

<p>Meanwhile, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that India has maintained the top global ranking with maximum recoveries of Covid-19 patients and it has one of the lowest mortality rates in the world.<br />
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Meanwhile, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that India has maintained the top global ranking with maximum recoveries of Covid-19 patients and it has one of the lowest mortality rates in the world.
 

<p>According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 7.7 crore samples have been tested so far.</p>

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 7.7 crore samples have been tested so far.

<p>The testing capacity in the country has been ramped up at a significant pace to reach over 77 million in October from just one in January this year, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Sunday.</p>

The testing capacity in the country has been ramped up at a significant pace to reach over 77 million in October from just one in January this year, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Sunday.

<p>The global tally of coronavirus cases stands at 35,121,850. While 26,114,184 have recovered, 1,037,520 have died so far. The US, the worst-hit country, has 7,549,076 cases. It is followed by India, which has 6,471,734 cases, Brazil (4,882,231) and Russia (1,194,643).</p>

The global tally of coronavirus cases stands at 35,121,850. While 26,114,184 have recovered, 1,037,520 have died so far. The US, the worst-hit country, has 7,549,076 cases. It is followed by India, which has 6,471,734 cases, Brazil (4,882,231) and Russia (1,194,643).

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