India’s COVID-19 infection tally crosses 74 lakh
Published: 04:50 PM, 17 October 2020
India’s COVID-19 cases have crossed 74 lakh, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease crossed 65 lakh, according to data updated by the Union Health Ministry on Saturday.
The coronavirus death toll climbed to 112,998 with the virus claiming 837 lives in a day, while the infection tally mounted to 7,432,680 with 62,212 new cases being reported, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The active cases of coronavirus infection dropped below eight lakh for the first time in one-and-half months, the ministry said.
There are 795,087 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 10.70 percent of the total caseload, while the recoveries have surged to 6,524,595, according to the data.
The 837 new fatalities include 306 from Maharashtra, 73 from Karnataka, 61 from West Bengal, 57 from Tamil Nadu, 46 from Uttar Pradesh, and 40 from Chhattisgarh.
Total 1,12,998 deaths reported so far in the country includes 41,502 from Maharashtra, followed by 10,529 from Tamil Nadu, 10,356 from Karnataka, 6,589 from Uttar Pradesh, 6,382 from Andhra Pradesh, 5,946 from Delhi, 5,931 from West Bengal, 3,980 from Punjab, and 3,617 from Gujarat.