India’s COVID-19 caseload at 7.5 million; 1031 more deaths on Saturday

October 18, 2020 0 By FM

India reported 61,893 fresh COVID-19 positive cases on Saturday pushing the cumulative confirmed cases close to 7.5 million mark reaching 74,92,737. With 1,031 patients succumbing to the diseases on Wednesday, the country’s pandemic related fatalities have touched 1,14,064 in all as of now. According to the Union Health Ministry, the number of active infections currently is about 7,83,066, while the data on patient recoveries shows that at least 65,94,399 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 10,259 fresh cases on Saturday. The total covid caseload has reached 15,86,321 of which 1,85,270 are active infections under treatment. As many as 14,238 patients tested negative during the day taking the total recoveries to 13,58,606. With 463 more recent deaths the overall fatalities reached 41,965.

Followed by Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh’s overall caseload stood the second highest in the country at 7,79,146. The State continued to see less than 4,000 new cases, at 3,676, on Saturday. The active infections continued to decrease reaching 37,102 as of now. As many as 24 patients lost their lives to the infection yesterday taking the total fatalities to 6,406.

Karnataka reported 7,184 fresh cases while 71 new deaths took the toll to 10,427. The overall confirmed cases in the state stood at 7,58,574 of which 1,10,647 are active infections.

Kerala reported 9,016 fresh COVID cases on Saturday pushing its overall COVID caseload to 3,34,229. The active infections in the State stood at 96,008 and 2,36,989 patients have been recovered from the infection as yet. As many as 1,140 patients have succumbed to the infection in the state to date.

Globally, the novel coronavirus cases inched close to 40 million mark with 39,956,898 cases reported as yet. The death toll due to the pandemic has reached 1,114,627 worldwide. The U.S has the highest viral caseload at 8,342,665 which is followed by India and Brazil (5,224,362).