COVID-19 India: 61,871 new cases, 1,033 deaths in 24 hours; total tally crosses 74.9 lakh
The coronavirus death toll climbed to 1,14,031 with 1,033 more fatalities, while the recoveries surged to 65,97,209 pushing the recovery rate to 88.03 per cent.
India's COVID-19 caseload mounted to 74,94,551 with 61,871 new infections being reported in a day. The coronavirus death toll climbed to 1,14,031 with 1,033 more fatalities, according to the Health Ministry data on Sunday.
The recoveries surged to 65,97,209 pushing the recovery rate to 88.03 per cent, according to the Health Ministry data. The number of active cases of coronavirus infection remained below 8 lakh for the second consecutive day.
????#CoronaVirusUpdates:— #IndiaFightsCorona (@COVIDNewsByMIB) October 18, 2020
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(As on 18 October, 2020, 08:00 AM)
➡️Confirmed cases: 74,94,551
➡️Recovered: 65,97,209 (88.03%)????
➡️Active cases: 7,83,311 (10.45%)
➡️Deaths: 1,14,031(1.52%)#IndiaFightsCorona#Unite2FightCorona#StaySafe pic.twitter.com/NHXwvZbJR8
#IndiaFightsCorona#Unite2FightCorona— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) October 18, 2020
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%. pic.twitter.com/HBhQuIfxkf
There are 7,83,311 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprise 10.45 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated. The COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.52 per cent.
Very comprehensive testing has thus worked as a highly effective tool to curb the spread of #COVID19 infection.— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) October 18, 2020
It also leads to early identification, prompt isolation & effective treatment of #COVID19 cases, and eventual low Fatality Rate.
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.
According to ICMR, a cumulative total of 9,42,24,190 samples have been tested up to October 17 with 9,70,173 samples being tested on Saturday.