India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 7 million-mark; Fatalities mount to over 1.08 lakh

October 11, 2020 0 By FM

India reported 74,450 COVID-19 cases on Saturday taking the country’s cumulative tally past the 7 million mark, touching 70,51,543. Of this, the active infections are 8,67,243 and about 60,74,863 patients recovered.  Meanwhile, the total deaths due to the infection has mounted to 1,08,371 with 921 news fatalities recorded on Saturday.   

Maharashtra, the worst-hit State in the country, saw 11,416 fresh COVID incidences on Saturday pushing its case tally to 15,17,434. Of the total confirmed cases, as many as 2,21,156 are active infections under treatment. The total number of patients recovered from the disease in the state has reached 12,55,779 with 26,440 more patients turned negative yesterday. The total fatalities due to the epidemic rose to 40,040 with 308 new deaths in the State.

With 5,653 new cases, Andhra Pradesh’s COVID tally rose to 7,50,517 while the active cases stood below 50,000 at 46,624. With 6,659 more patients recovering from the infection during the day the overall recoveries in the state rose to 6,97,699. The total fatalities surged to 6,194 with 35 more patients losing lives to the illness.

Karnataka’s total COVID cases breached the seven lakh mark on Saturday, as the state reported 10,517 new positive incidences. The overall confirmed cases have reached 7,00,786 of which 1,20,929 are active infections while 5,69,947 patients have seen recovery until now. The death toll mounted to 9,891 with 102 recent fatalities.

Meanwhile, Kerala’s COVID-19 case graph took a huge leap on Saturday, when 11,755 new cases were recorded, after testing 66,228 samples. With this, the test positivity rate in the state rose to a new high of 17.7%. The total confirmed cases reached 2,79,856 of which 95,918 are presently active infections. With 7,570 more patients testing negative on the day the total recoveries rose to 1,82,874. As many as 23 patients succumbed to the infection taking the total fatalities to 979.

Globally, there were more than 37,202,500 people already infected with the new corona virus as nearly every country has been affected by the pandemic. According to official counts, at least 1,071,700 people have died worldwide as of Sunday morning.