India’s COVID caseload at 7.3 million; Death toll crosses 1.11 lakh

October 15, 2020 0 By FM

India reported 67,791 fresh COVID-19 positive cases on Wednesday pushing the cumulative confirmed cases to 73,05,070.  With 690 patients succumbed to the infection induced diseases on Wednesday, the country’s pandemic related fatalities have touched 1,11,311 in all as of now. According to the Union Health Ministry, the number of active infections currently is about 8,12,172, while the data on patient recoveries shows that at least  63,80,456 cases have been either turned negative or discharged from hospitals.  

Maharashtra, which has by far witnessed the worst number of the novel coronavirus incidences, added 10,552 fresh cases on Wednesday. The total covid caseload has reached 15,54,389 of which 1,96,288 are active infections under treatment. As many as 19,517 patients tested negative during the day taking the total recoveries to 13,16,769. With 158 more recent deaths the overall fatalities reached 40,859.

Followed by Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh’s overall caseload stood the second highest in the country at 7,67,465. For the first time in three months, the State saw less than 4,000 new cases, at 3,892, on Wednesday after testing 69,463 samples. The active infections continued to decrease reaching 41,669 as of now. As many as 28 patients lost their lives to the infection yesterday taking the total fatalities to 6,319.

Karnataka on Wednesday reported 9,265 fresh cases while 75 new deaths took the toll to 10,198. The overall confirmed cases in the state stood at 7,35,371 of which 1,13,987 are active infections.

Kerala reported 6,244 fresh COVID cases on Wednesday taking the overall caseload past 3 lakhs at 3,10,140. The active infections in the State stood at 93,837 and 2,15,149 patients have been recovered from the infection as yet. As many as 1,066 patients have succumbed to the infection in the state to date.

Globally the infection tally has climbed 38,746,500 with the U.S recording the highest cases at 8,150,043 followed by India and Brazil (5,141,498). The death toll has mounted to 1,096,881 and the overall active infections stand at 8,522,873 as of now.