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
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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There are 4,38,667 active coronavirus cases in the country which comprises 4.78 percent of the total caseload, said the health ministry
More than 89.73 lakh people have been cured of the novel coronavirus so far, taking the national recovery rate to 94.11%, said the health ministry
With 87,18,517 patients being cured, the national recovery rate reached 93.64 percent while the COVID-19 case fatality rate has further declined to 1.45 percent