Coronavirus Outbreak: With 53,370 new cases; India's COVID-19 tally mounts to 78.14 lakh
With over 53,000 new cases reported in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 count on Saturday (October 24) crossed the 78 lakh-mark, while the death toll has topped the 1.17 lakh mark as well.
At 9:30 AM on this day, the COVID-19 tally in the country has reached 78,14,682 cases, which include 6,80,680 active cases; 70,16,046 cured, discharged, or migrated patients, and 1,17,956 deaths.
According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, as many as 53,370 new COVID-19 cases and 650 deaths were reported in the country in the last 24 hours.
Total coronavirus cases in the worst-hit state of Maharashtra have crossed the 16.32-lakh mark.
Maharashtra is followed by Andhra Pradesh with 8,00,684 cases. The state crossed Karnataka to take up second place in the list due to a recent massive surge in the number of cases.
Karnataka is third on the list with 7,93,907 cases.
After Karnataka comes Tamil Nadu comes, where the COVID-19 figure stands at 7,03,250 cases with 6,59,432 patients recovered, and 10,858 fatalities. Uttar Pradesh has reported 4,66,060 cases of which 4,30,962 have recovered and 6,830 patients are dead.
Delhi has reported 3,48,404 positive cases so far of which 3,16,214 patients have recovered and 6,189 patients have lost their lives due to the virus. In West Bengal, as many as 3,41,426 people have confirmed COVID-19, of which 2,98,587 recovered and 6,368 people succumbed to it.
In Kerala, which reported the country's first COVID-19 case, 3,77,835 people have been detected positive for coronavirus so far.
Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has informed that 10,13,82,564 samples have been tested up to October 23 for COVID-19. Out of these, 12,69,479 samples were tested yesterday.