Coronavirus: India’s COVID-19 tally breaches 78-lakh mark with spike of 53,370 new cases
First Published 24, Oct 2020, 10:41 AM
The number of patients who have recovered from the Covid-19 infection crossed the 7-million mark, with India recording 1 million recoveries in the past 13 days.
India's Covid-19 tally climbed to 78.14 lakh with 53,370 fresh cases in a day, while 70,16,046 people have so far recuperated pushing the national recovery rate to 89.78% on Saturday, the Union health ministry said.
The total number of coronavirus cases mounted to 78,14,682 and the death toll to 1,17,956, with the novel coronavirus virus claiming 650 lives in a span of 24 hours in the country, the ministry data updated at 8 am on Saturday showed.
The Covid-19 case fatality rate has further declined to 1.51%.
There are 6,80,680 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 8.71% of the total caseload, the ministry data said.
According to ICMR, a cumulative total of 10,13,82,564 samples have been tested up to October 23, with 12,69,479 samples tested on Friday.
The global tally of coronavirus cases stands at 42,463,052. While 31,417,538 have recovered, 1,148,698 have died so far. The US, the worst-hit country, has 8,746,953 cases. It is followed by India, which has 7,814,682 cases, Brazil (5,355,650) and Russia (1,480,646).