India’s caseload at 7.75 million with 54,218 fresh COVID-19 infections on Thursday

October 23, 2020 0 By FM

India reported 54,218 fresh COVID-19 positive incidences on Thursday pushing the cumulative caseload to 77,59,640. According to the Health Ministry, the active COVID-19 infections in the country currently adds up to 6,94,680 and the number of patients recovered from the disease has risen to 69,46,325. As many as 685 patients succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours taking the total death toll due to pandemic to reach 1,17,336 in all as of now.

Maharashtra reported 7,539 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday as opposed to 16,177 recoveries. The state’s total case tally reached 16,25,197 while its number of active cases dipped further to 1,50,011.

With 198 more deaths, the total fatalities have reached 42,831. The cumulative recoveries have risen to 14,31,856 with the recovery rate climbing further to 88.1%. “Of a total 84,02,559 laboratory samples tested thus far, 16,25,197 (19.34%) have returned positive with around 75,000 samples across the state being tested in the last 24 hours,” State Surveillance Officer Dr Pradeep Awate said, adding that the case fatality rate currently stood at 2.64%.

Pune district reported more than 1,500 cases to take its total tally to 3,27,670 while 14 deaths saw its toll climb to 6,595. Mumbai reported a high surge of 1,463 cases to take its total tally to 2,47,332 of whom just 17,505 are active cases though. As many as 49 fatalities saw the city’s toll rise to 9,961.

The cases tally of Andhra Pradesh inched close to 8-lakh mark reaching 7,96,919 with 3,620 new infections added yesterday.

The number of fatalities witnessed by the state stood low with 16 deaths. The overall death toll increased to 6,524 and the death rate remains at 0.82%. The total tally stood at 7,96,919. As many as 3,723 patients recovered and the recovery rate increased to 95.13% with a total of 7,58,138 recoveries so far. Currently, the active infections stood at 32,257 in the state.

As many as 76,726 samples were tested in the past day with a test positivity rate of 4.72%. So far, 73.47 lakh samples were tested and the overall test positivity rate was at 10.85%. The tests per million ratios also increased to 1.37 lakh and the cases per million increased 14,924.

With 5,778 fresh cases, Karnataka’s case tally jumped to 7,88,551. The active infections under treatment dipped below 1 lakh mark reaching 92,927 with 13,217 patients testing negative and the total deaths reaching 74 in the past 24 hours.

Tamil Nadu’s tally breached the seven lakh-mark on Thursday, as 3,077 more persons tested positive for COVID-19. With the new cases, the state now accounts for a total of 7,00,193 infections. The state added one lakh cases in the last 21 days. As many as 4,314 persons were discharged on Thursday. This took the total number of recoveries so far to 6,55,170.

Kerala reported 7,482 fresh COVID-19 cases pushing its tally to 3,69,324. The active cases stood at 93,291. As many as 7,593 patients were recovered during the day adding to the total recoveries which stand at 2,74,675. With 23 more deaths, the state’s toll took to 1,256.