India’s COVID tally at 7.37 million; 680 new deaths on Thursday

October 16, 2020 0 By FM

India reported 67, 708 fresh COVID-19 incidences on Thursday taking the total case tally to over 7.37 million. There were 680 new COVID-linked deaths in the last 24 hours.  Of the total caseload, the active infections which are under treatment or home quarantine stood at 8,035,24 as of now.

According to the data from the Health Ministry, as many as 64,486,58 patients have recovered from the infection to date. Maharashtra reported 10,226 new cases on Thursday taking its case tally to 15,64,615. The active infections in the State stood at 1,92,459. The total number of recoveries have reached 13,30,483 with 13,714 more patients testing negative yesterday. Meanwhile, the death toll has reached 41,196 with 337 recent deaths.

Andhra Pradesh continued to see a dip in its fresh incidences with 4,038 cases reported yesterday. The total caseload of the State has reached 7,71,503 of which 40,047 are active infections under treatment. The number of patients recovered from the infection in the State has reached 7,25,099 with 5,622 more patients getting cured/discharged yesterday. The death toll has reached 6,357 with 38 new deaths.

Karnataka saw new 8,477 new covid incidences on Thursday taking the State’s cumulative case tally to 7,43,84 which is by far the third-highest number of infection load reported among the states after Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. Of the total caseload 1,13,538 are active infections. As many as 6,20,008 has seen a recovery in the State so far while 10,283 lives lost to the infection.

Kerala added 7,789 new infections taking its overall caseload to 3,17,930. The active infections stood at 94,517 while 2,22,231 patients have been cured of the infection to date. The total fatalities due to the infection have reached 1,090 with 23 recent deaths.

Calling for continued vigilance and a high state of preparedness against the pandemic, both serosurveys and testings must be scaled up in India, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday while chairing a review meeting on COVID-19 situation in the country.