Coronavirus: India’s COVID-19 caseload breaches 69-lakh mark with spike of 70,496 new cases
Over 69 lakh coronavirus cases have been detected so far in India, with 70,496 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll from the virus has reached 1,06,490, as per the latest update from the health ministry.
India's COVID-19 tally sprinted past 69 lakh with 70,496 fresh cases in a span of 24 hours, while over 59 lakh people have recovered from the disease so far, according to the Union Health Ministry's data updated on Saturday.
The total coronavirus cases rose to 69,06,152 with 70,496 infections being reported in a day, while the death toll reached 1,06,490 after 964 people succumbed to the disease in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The total recoveries surged to 59,06,070 in the country, pushing the nation's recovery rate to 85.02%.
The COVID-19 case fatality rate was recorded at 1.55%.
There are 8,93,592 active cases in the country which comprise 13.44% of the total caseload, the data stated.
According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 8,46,34,680 samples have been tested up to October 8 with 11,68,705 samples being tested on Thursday.