On Saturday, India’s coronavirus-related deaths surpassed 1 lakh mark with 1,069 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, the ministry of health notified the union. The number of individuals recovered from the disease surpassed 54 lakhs, bringing the recovery rate to 83.84 percent, the Union Ministry of Health said that on Saturday.
The tally hits 64,73,545, including 9,44,996 active cases, 54,27,707 cured / discharged / migrated cases and 1,00,842 deaths, with 79,476 new cases in the last 24 hours.
The case fatality rate for COVID-19 was estimated at 1.56 percent.
On August 7, 30 lakhs on August 23 and 40 lakhs on September 5, India’s COVID-19 tally surpassed the 20-lakh mark. On September 16, it went past 50 lakhs, and on September 28 it reached 60 lakh.
A combined number of 7,78,50,403 samples were screened up to October 2, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), of which 11,32,675 were screened on Friday.
Total recoveries rose to 54,27,706, with 9,44,996 active cases of coronavirus infection arising in a nation that accounts for 14.60% of the overall case load, the data shows.
The data further showed that 83.37% of COVID-related deaths and 76.62% of active cases are clustered across the nation in just 10 states.
Maharashtra takes the top spot with 394 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, followed by Kerala with 130 deaths. Over the past 24 hours, 16,000 new infections have also been registered in Maharashtra, the highest among the states, followed by Karnataka with 10,000 new cases and Kerala with 8,000 cases.
However, the Union Health Ministry has maintained that India still has one of the world’s lowest cases (4453) and deaths (70) per million. After the USA and Brazil, India’s Covid-19 death toll is the third largest globally.
Rising deaths is alarming for the nation and so much more remains to be improved to prevent more deaths, public health experts have stated.