Aa many as 61,870 new infections were detected while 1,033 people succumbed due to novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, according to Union health ministry data. Country’s COVID-19 tally has crossed 74 lakh-mark while death toll breached 1-lakh mark. The total cases of coronavirus infections stand at 7,494,551 while the death toll climbs to 1,14,031. Of these 7,83,311 are active cases while 65,97,209 people have been recovered, according to the health ministry.
India’s recoveries from the novel coronavirus moved past the 65 lakh-mark on Saturday. Also, for 2nd consecutive day, the active cases of COVID-19 remained below 8 lakh in 1.5 months. The COVID-19 case fatality rate due to COVID-19 was recorded at 1.52 per cent.
“India has exponentially scaled up its testing capacity from one in January to more than 9.32 cr at present. The very high testing has resulted in the continuous falling positivity rate. It has now fallen below 8%,” said Ministry of Health.
India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5. It went past 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28 and crossed 70 lakh on October 11.
State-wise Coronavirus status:
|Name of State / UT||Active Cases*||Cured/Discharged/Migrated*||Deaths**|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||179||3848||56|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu||59||3119||2|
|Jammu and Kashmir||8704||77288||1372|