India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 68-lakh mark with 78,524 new cases in 24 hrs

New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 68-lakh mark with a spike of 78,524 new cases & 971 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.

Total case tally stands at 68,35,656 including 9,02,425 active cases, 58,27,705 cured/discharged/migrated cases & 1,05,526 deaths, said Union Health Ministry.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected by the pandemic with 2,44,976 active cases, 11,96,441 cured and discharged cases and 39,072 deaths.

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Karnataka with 1,16,172 active cases is the next on the list. While 5,42,906 patients have been cured in the State, the disease has claimed 9,574 lives so far.

Kerala, with 92,246 active cases, is also severely affected. However, 1,60,253 patients have been cured in the State and 906 people have died due to COVID-19.

In Andhra Pradesh, there are 49,513 active cases while 6,78,828 patients have been cured of the disease. Moreover, 6,086 people have succumbed to the virus in the State.

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As many as 2,70,305 COVID-19 patients have been cured and discharged in the national capital, which has reported 5,616 deaths so far. Delhi currently has 22,186 active cases.

Meanwhile, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 8,34,65,975 samples have been tested up to October 7 for COVID-19 in the country. Out of these 11,94,321 samples were tested on Wednesday.

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