Coronavirus Update: India reported 54,044 new COVID-19 cases taking the total number of coronavirus cases in India to 76,51,108. With 717 new deaths, the death toll due to the contagion disease has increased to 1,15,914.
The total number of active coronavirus cases in India is 7,40,090 following a decrease of 8,448 in the last 24 hours.
The total cured and discharged cases are 67,95,103 with 61,775 new recoveries in the last 24 hours.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 9,72,00,379 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to October 20. Of these, 10,83,608 samples were tested on Tuesday.
The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday, while giving a coronavirus update, said that “COVID-19 cases on oxygen support (in ICUs, through ventilators and oxygen supported beds) have shown a significant decrease since the last week of September.”
“This aligns with the national decline of active cases to less than 10 percent of the total cases,” it added.
The Health Ministry further said that “The Centre’s focussed and comprehensive strategies have resulted in enhanced medical infrastructure, use of oxygen as part of the Standard Treatment Protocol for clinical management of patients, and extensive arrangements of oxygen supply across the country.”