India’s nCoV tally touches 74,32,681; Recovery rate stands at 87.78 pc

New Delhi, Oct 17 (UNI) India’s COVID-19 tally reached 74,32,681 after a fresh spike of 62,212 cases was recorded in the past 24 hours, Union Health Ministry said in its daily update on Saturday.
Meanwhile, 70,816 coronavirus patients were cured/discharged during the same time-frame, taking the total number of recoveries to 65,24,595.
With 837 COVID fatalities in past one day, the death toll, too, has spiked to 1,12,998, so far in the country.
Active case load has further reduced by 9,441 since Friday and the number currently stands at 7,95,097.
In terms of percentage, the active cases are 10.70 per cent. Recovery rate stands at 87.78 per cent, while the death rate is at 1.52 per cent.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), as many as 9,99,090 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, taking the total cumulative samples tested since the beginning of the pandemic till Friday to 9,32,54,017.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra continues to remain the worst affected state with maximum case count as well as in terms of maximum active cases.
Globally, the United States continues to remain the most-infected, followed by India and Brazil.


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