India’s COVID-19 caseload at 7.54 millionOctober 19, 2020 0 By FM
India reported 55,511 fresh COVID-19 positive incidences on Sunday pushing the cumulative caseload to 75,48,238. According to the Health Ministry, the active COVID-19 infections in the country currently adds up to 7,72,475 and the number of patients recovered from the disease has risen to 66,59,895. As many as 577 patients succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours. With this, the country’s total death toll due to coronavirus infection stands at 1,14,642 by far.
Maharashtra which has the highest cases reported to date saw 9,060 new positive cases on Sunday. The total case tally so far in the state inched close to 1.5 million with 15,95,381 incidences reported so far. However, the active infections stood below 2 lakhs at 1,82,973, said the State Health Ministry. With 11,204 more patients testing negative during the day the total recoveries reached 13,69,810 in the State. The death toll mounted to 42,115 with 150 recent deaths.
The second highest COVID-19 caseload in the country was reported in Andhra Pradesh at 7,83,132. However, the state has been witnessing a dip in fresh cases of late and has reported 3,986 new incidences yesterday. The active cases have also come down below 40,000 standing at 36,474. With 4,591 patients testing negative yesterday the total recoveries have reached 7,40,229 in the state. The fatalities mounted to 6,429 with 23 new deaths reported in the State yesterday.
Followed by AP, Karnataka with 7,65,586 overall caseload stood close marking the third-highest number of infections in the country. The state added 7,012 new cases, 51 deaths and 8,344 recoveries on Sunday. The active infections stood at 1,09,264 while the death toll reached 10,478. The state has seen a total of 6,45,825 recoveries as yet.
Kerala too added over 7,000 cases on taking its cumulative tally to 3,41,860. The state reported 7,631 fresh cases, 8,410 recoveries and 22 deaths during the day. The overall active cases stood at 95,203 while the recoveries have reached 2,45,399 and the fatalities totalled 1,162.
Globally, the novel coronavirus cases surpassed the 40 million mark with 40,278,207 cases reported as yet. The death toll due to the pandemic has reached 1,118,321 worldwide. The U.S has the highest viral caseload at 8,387,799 which is followed by India and Brazil (5,235,344).