Coronavirus: India’s COVID-19 caseload crosses 71-lakh mark, case fatality rate drops to 1.53%
First Published 12, Oct 2020, 11:22 AM
With the spread of Covid-19 infections slowing down, India on Sunday recorded less than 70,000 cases and below 900 fatalities for the first time in the last six days as active cases continued to slide for the tenth consecutive day.
India's Covid-19 tally went past 71 lakh with 66,732 fresh cases, while the number of people who have recuperated crossed 61 lakh, pushing the recovery rate to 86.36%, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Monday.
The Covid-19 caseload stands at 71,20,538. The death toll climbed to 1,09,150 with the virus claiming 816 lives in a day, the data updated at 8am showed.
For the fourth day in a row, the number of active Covid-19 cases remained below 9 lakh.
There are 8,61,853 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which account for 12.10% of the total caseload, the data showed.
The case fatality rate due to the coronavirus infection has dropped to 1.53%.
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.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 8,78,72,093 samples had been tested up to October 11. Of these, 9,94,851 samples were tested on Sunday.