India registers 73K new COVID-19 cases on Friday; Govt says case-recovery rate at 85.81%

India registers 73K new COVID-19 cases on Friday; Govt says case-recovery rate at 85.81%

India reported 73,272 new SARS CoV-2 infection cases on Friday, taking the overall caseload to 69,79,423. The country also registered 926 new deaths linked to the infection, while 59,88,822 people have recuperated so far. According to the union ministry of health,  the current recovery rate is as high as 85.81% in the country. 

Maharashtra saw 12,134 new COVID-19 cases and 17,323 recoveries on Friday. The total case tally crossed the 15K mark to reach 15,06,018, of which the active cases stood at 2,36,491. With 302 new deaths, the total fatalities have now climbed to 39,732. The cumulative recoveries now stand at 12,29,339 with the State’s recovery rate rising to 81.63%.

“Of a total 74,87,383 laboratory samples tested thus far, 15,06,018 (20.11%) have returned positive with around 83,000 samples across the State being tested in the last 24 hours,” said State Surveillance Officer Dr. Pradeep Awate, adding that the case fatality rate currently stood at 2.64%.

As many as 2,860 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Delhi in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 3,03,693. Moreover, 39 more deaths have been reported, taking the total number of deaths to 5,692. Of the total cases, 2,76,046, people have recovered and there are 21,955 active cases. 

Kerala reported 9,250 fresh COVID cases on Friday. The total case tally mounted to 2,68,101 pf which 91,756 are active infections. As many as 1,75,304 have recovered so far in the state while 956 succumbed to the infection.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), cumulative 8,57,98,698 samples have been tested up to October 9. As many as 11,64,018 samples were tested on Friday alone.

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