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India’s COVID-19 tally reaches 66,85,083 with 61,267 new cases in 24

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India reported a spike of 61,267 new COVID19 cases & 884 deaths in the last 24 hours.Total case tally stands at 66,85,083 including 9,19,023 active cases, 56,62,491 cured/discharged/migrated cases & 1,03,569 deaths, said Union Health Ministry

However, India’s Positivity Rate is steadily maintained below 10%. Cumulative is 8.28% and the daily figure is 7.52%.Several States/UT are exhibiting Positivity Rate higher than the national average indicating a need for aggressive and widespread testing.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected by the pandemic with 2,52,721 active cases, 11,62,585 cured and discharged cases and 38,347 deaths. Karnataka with 1,15,496 active cases is the next on the list. While 5,22,846 patients have been cured in the State, the disease has claimed 9,370 lives so far.

Kerala, with 84,958 active cases, is also severely affected, however, 1,49,111 patients have been cured in the State and 859 people have died due to COVID-19.

In Andhra Pradesh, there are 51,060 active cases while 6,66,433 patients have been cured of the disease. Moreover, 6,019 people have succumbed to the virus in the State.

As many as 2,63,938 COVID-19 patients have been cured and discharged in the national capital, which has reported 5,542 deaths so far. Delhi currently has 23,080 active cases.

Meanwhile, 10,89,403 samples tested for COVID19 on 5th October. Total of 8,10,71,797 samples tested in the country up to 5th October, said Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) .

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