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Covid-19 in India: Death toll crosses one lakh

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on October 03, 2020 Published on October 03, 2020

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Death toll from Covid-19 in India crossed 1 lakh with 1,069 people succumbing to their infection in the last 24 hours.

Death toll from Covid-19 in India crossed 1 lakh with 1,069 people succumbing to it in the last 24 hours. 

According to data released by the Health Ministry, the total number of confirmed cases in the country is inching towards 65 lakh mark. Though the confirmed cases as on Saturday are 64,73,544, as many as 54,27,706 have recovered so far and as a result the current active cases are only 9,44,996.

Since Friday morning, nearly 79,500 people tested positive for Covid-19, while around 75,600 people recovered.  As now, Kerala is second highest number of daily cases after Maharashtra. In the last 24 hours, as many 9,258 people tested positive for Covid-19, while  Maharashtra reported 15,205 fresh cases.

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 and crossed 60 lakh on September 28.

PTI report adds

The 1,069 new fatalities include 424 from Maharashtra, 125 from Karnataka, 67 from Tamil Nadu, 53 each from Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, 50 from Punjab, 37 from Delhi, 36 from Madhya Pradesh, and 31 from Andhra Pradesh.

The Health Ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent 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.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 7,78,50,403 samples have been tested up to October 2, of which 11,32,675 were tested on Friday.

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Published on October 03, 2020
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