After over 3 months, India's daily COVID-19 count drops below 40,000, says Centre

India's tally mounted to 79,46,429, with 36,470 new cases being reported in a day, while the toll due to the coronavirus climbed to 1,19,502 with 488 new fatalities being recorded on Tuesday

Press Trust of India October 27, 2020 12:33:55 IST
After over 3 months, India's daily COVID-19 count drops below 40,000, says Centre

A health worker takes a nasal swab sample at a COVID-19 testing centre in Hyderabad. AP

New Delhi: The number of coronavirus cases reported in India in a span of 24 hours dropped below 40,000 after over three months, while the new fatalities registered during the same period remained under 500, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.

India's COVID-19 caseload mounted to 79,46,429, with 36,470 new infections being reported in a day, while the death toll due to the disease climbed to 1,19,502 with 488 new fatalities being recorded, the data updated at 8 am showed.

A total of 72,01,070 people have recuperated from COVID-19 so far, pushing the national recovery rate to 90.62 percent while the case fatality rate stands at 1.50 percent.

The number of active cases of coronavirus infection has remained below 7 lakh for five days in a row.

There are 6,25,857 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country as of the date which comprises 7.88 percent of the total caseload, the data stated.

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, the 30-lakh mark on 23 August, and 40 lakh cases on 5 September. It went past 50 lakh on 16 September, 60 lakh cases on 28 September, and crossed 70 lakh on 11 October.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 10,44,20,894 samples have been tested up to 24 October with 9,58,116 samples being tested on Monday.

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