India's COVID-19 tally nears 76 lakh; records 46,790 fresh infections, lowest in over three months

There are 7,48,538, active cases of coronavirus in the country which comprises 9.8% of the total caseload, the health ministry said

Press Trust of India October 20, 2020 11:18:29 IST
India's COVID-19 tally nears 76 lakh; records 46,790 fresh infections, lowest in over three months

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New Delhi: The number of new coronavirus infections reported daily in India dropped below 50,000 nearly after three months, taking India's COVID-19 caseload to 75,97,063, said the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday.

A total of 46,790 fresh infections were reported in a day, while the toll climbed to 1,15,197 with 587 fatalities being registered in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The number of new fatalities reported daily across the country was recorded below 600 for the second consecutive day. The active cases of coronavirus infection remained below 8 lakh for the fourth consecutive day.

There are 7,48,538, active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 9.85 percent of the total caseload, the data stated.

A total 67,33,328 people have recuperated from the disease so far pushing the national recovery rate to 88.63 percent while the case fatality rate due COVID-19 stands at 1.52 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, 60 lakh on 28 September and crossed 70 lakh on 11 October.

According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 9,61,16,771 samples have been tested up to 19 October. At least 10,32,795 samples were tested on Monday alone.

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