With 63,509 new infections, India's COVID-19 tally over 72.39 lakh; recovery rate at 87%

For six days in a row the active cases of COVID-19 remained below 9 lakh, comprising 11.42 percent of the total caseload, said the health ministry

Press Trust of India October 14, 2020 13:11:58 IST
With 63,509 new infections, India's COVID-19 tally over 72.39 lakh; recovery rate at 87%

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New Delhi: India's COVID-19 tally climbed to 72,39,389 on Wednesday with 63,509 infections being reported in a day, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease crossed 63 lakh, said the Union Health Ministry.

The toll due to the infectious disease rose to 1,10,586 after the death of 730 more people in the span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.

For six days in a row the active cases of COVID-19 remained below 9 lakh. There are 8,26,876 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 11.42 percent of the total caseload.

With at least 63,01,927 patients beeing cured, the COVID-19 recovery rate is now at 87.05 percent. While, the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.53 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, acumulative total of 9,00,90,122 samples have been tested up to 13 October. Of the total, 11,45,015 samples were tested on Tuesday alone.

The 730 new fatalities include 187 from Maharashtra, 87 from Karnataka, 62 from West Bengal, 57 from Tamil Nadu, 45 from Delhi, 35 from Andhra Pradesh and 34 from Punjab.

A total of 1,10,586 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 40,701 from Maharashtra followed by 10,371 from Tamil Nadu, 10,123 from Karnataka, 6,466from Uttar Pradesh,6,291 from Andhra Pradesh, 5,854 from Delhi, 5,744 from West Bengal, 3,894 from Punjab and 3,584 from Gujarat.

The health ministry stressed that more than 70 percent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

"Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research," the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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