COVID-19 recoveries in India: India’s COVID-19 tally has crossed 70 lakh-mark with a spike of 74,383 new coronavirus cases and 918 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, as of Sunday morning.
A total of 89,154 COVID patients have been recovered in the last 24 hours taking the COVID-19 recoveries in India to 60,77,977.
The total number of COVID-19 cases has increased to 70,53,807 out of which 8,67,496 are active cases while 1,08,334 COVID patients have died so far due to the pandemic, the Union Health Ministry stated.
Around 10,78,544 samples have been tested for COVID-19 on Saturday while a total of 8,68,77,242 samples have been tested in the country up to October 10, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said in a statement.
The Union Ministry of Health also stated that the coronavirus recoveries in India have crossed 60 lakh-mark. The five top States with maximum caseload (61 percent active cases) are also contributing more than half (54.3 percent) of the total recoveries.
“This has also sustained India’s leading global position as the country with maximum recovered cases,” the Health Ministry added.
COVID-19 in Punjab
The total number of coronavirus cases in Punjab has increased to 1,23,317 after 890 new cases were reported from the state on Saturday. With 1,234 new recoveries, the recovery tally has gone up to 1,09,767.
The death toll in Punjab has increased to 3,798 after 25 new deaths were reported from the state.