India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 66-lakh mark with 74,442 new cases in 24 hrs

New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 66-lakh mark with a spike of 74,442 new cases & 903 deaths reported in last 24 hours.

Total case tally stands at 66,23,816 including 9,34,427 active cases, 55,86,704 cured/discharged/migrated cases & 1,02,685 deaths, said Union Health Ministry.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected by the pandemic with 2,55,722 active cases, 11,49,603 cured and discharged cases and 38,084 deaths.

Karnataka with 1,15,593 active cases is the next on the list. While 5,15,782 patients have been cured in the State, the disease has claimed 9,286 lives so far.

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Kerala, with 84,579 active cases, is also severely affected, however, 1,44,471 patients have been cured in the State and 836 people have died due to COVID-19.

In Andhra Pradesh, there are 54,400 active cases while 6,58,875 patients have been cured of the disease. Moreover, 5,981 people have succumbed to the virus in the State.

As many as 2,60,350 COVID-19 patients have been cured and discharged in the national capital, which has reported 5,510 deaths so far. Delhi currently has 24,753 active cases.

Meanwhile, India has exceeded 140 tests/day/million population as advised by WHO by nearly 6 times.

Several States/UTs have demonstrated better performance than the national average.

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A total of 7,99,82,394 samples tested for COVID19 up to October 4. Of these, 9,89,860 samples were tested till Sunday (October 4), said Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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