COVID-19: India’s Death Count Crosses 1 Lakh Mark, So Far 6.39 Million Tested Positive

The Union health ministry has however mentioned that India still has one of the lowest cases (4453) as well as deaths (70) per million in the world.

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India’s COVID-19 death count crosses one lakh mark, while the number of positive cases surged to 64 lakh on Friday, according to the data released by the Union Health Ministry.

About 81,484 new infections were reported in the last 24 hours, while 1,095 people succumbed to the virus, taking the death toll to 1,00,271, as per the latest data.

The data also showed 83.37% COVID-related deaths and 76.62% of the active cases are concentrated to just 10 states across the country. Maharashtra tops the list with 394 deaths reported in the last 24 hours followed by Kerala with 130 deaths.

16,000 fresh infections were reported in Maharashtra in the last 24 hours – highest among the states, followed by Karnataka with 10,000 new cases and Kerala with 8,000 cases.

The Union health ministry has however mentioned that India still has one of the lowest cases (4453) as well as deaths (70) per million in the world. India’s COVID-19 death toll is third-highest globally after the USA and Brazil.

About 318,181 numbers of new cases have been reported globally followed by 8,697 new deaths across the world. 

It is a matter of concern as the death cases are increasing rapidly in the country and more attention should be given to the rising numbers of COVID cases to avert the number of fatalities, the public health experts have maintained.

Maharashtra is the worst-hit Indian state followed by Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. With 78,877 recoveries reported in the last 24 hours, India’s recovery rate now stands at 83.70%. In the past 12 days, about 10 lakh recoveries have been reported.

“With this, India continues to maintain its global position of being the country with a maximum number of recovered COVID-19 patients in the world,” the Union health ministry said in a statement.

However, 10,97,947 number of tests conducted were conducted on October 1st and a cumulative of 7,67,17,728 samples have been tested so far.

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