India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 67-lakh mark with 72,049 new cases in 24 hrs

New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 67-lakh mark with a spike of 72,049 new cases & 986 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.

Total case tally stands at 67,57,132 including 9,07,883 active cases, 57,44,694 cured/discharged/migrated cases & 1,04,555 deaths, said Union Health Ministry.

India’s Total Recoveries have crossed 56.6 lakh. This has boosted the national Recovery Rate to 84.7%.

This sustained high figure is fuelled by 17 States/UTs reporting Recovery Rate higher than the national average.

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This high rate of recoveries has positioned India as the top country globally with maximum number of recovered cases.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected by the pandemic with 2,47,468 active cases, 11,79,726 cured and discharged cases and 38,717 deaths.

Karnataka with 1,15,170 active cases is the next on the list. While 5,33,074 patients have been cured in the State, the disease has claimed 9,461 lives so far.

Kerala, with 87,823 active cases, is also severely affected. However, 1,54,092 patients have been cured in the State and 884 people have died due to COVID-19.

In Andhra Pradesh, there are 50,776 active cases while 6,72,479 patients have been cured of the disease. Moreover, 6,052 people have succumbed to the virus in the State.

As many as 2,66,935 COVID-19 patients have been cured and discharged in the national capital, which has reported 5,581 deaths so far. Delhi currently has 22,720 active cases.

11,99,857 samples tested for COVID19 on 6th October. Total 8,22,71,654 samples tested in the country up to 6th October, said Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) .

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