India's COVID-19 caseload over 68 lakh after 78,524 more test positive in past 24 hrs; recovery rate at 85.3%

The COVID-19 toll climbed to 1,05,526 on Thursday with 971 people succumbing to the viral infection. The fatality rate stands at 1.54%

Press Trust of India October 08, 2020 11:38:08 IST
India's COVID-19 caseload over 68 lakh after 78,524 more test positive in past 24 hrs; recovery rate at 85.3%

A Health worker takes a swab test of a women in a temple in Mumbai, India, Saturday, , July 18, 2020. India crossed 1 million coronavirus cases on Friday, third only to the United States and Brazil, prompting concerns about its readiness to confront an inevitable surge that could overwhelm hospitals and test the country’s feeble health care system. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

New Delhi: India saw a single-day rise of 78,524 COVID-19 cases taking the virus caseload to over 68 lakh, while the number of people who have recuperated surged to 58,27,704, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.

The national recovery rate stood at 85.25 percent as on Thursday.

The total confirmed coronavirus cases mounted to 68,35,655, while the toll climbed to 1,05,526 with 971 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The total recoveries have surged to 58,27,704 while there are 9,02,425 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 13.20 percent of the total caseload, the data stated.

The COVID-19 case fatality rate due to the coronavirus infection has dropped to 1.54 percent.

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

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), acumulative total of 8,34,65,975 samples have been tested so far, with 11,94,321 samples being tested on Wednesday alone.

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