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Nagaland COVID tally 7604

DIMAPUR, OCT 16 (NPN) | Publish Date: 10/16/2020 12:17:53 PM IST

Nagaland on Friday reported 112 new COVID-19 positive cases from across the state-- 64 in Dimapur, 21 in Kohima, 20 in Mokokchung, 3 in Mon, 2 in Tuensang and 1 each in Longleng and Peren, taking the tally to 7604 cases.

Further, out of 7604 cases, the distribution across various categories of people include 3427 cases from the armed forces/police, 1593 returnees, 2204 traced contacts and 380 frontline workers.

India’s tally climbs to 73,70,468 cases

PTI: India’s COVID-19 caseload rose to 73,70,468 with 63,371 new infections being reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 1,12,161 with the virus claiming 895 lives in a span of 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry data updated on Friday.

The recovery rate stands at 87.56 per cent.

The coronavirus death toll climbed to 1,12,161 with the virus claiming 895 lives in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.

For eight days in a row, the active cases of COVID-19 remained below 9 lakh.

There are 8,04,528 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 10.92 per cent of the total caseload, while the recoveries have surged to 64,53,779, the data stated.

The COVID-19 case fatality rate due COVID-19 was recorded at 1.52 per cent.

“India continues to have one of the lowest COVID-19 deaths per million population globally, currently pegged at 80,” the ministry said.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5. It went past 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28 and crossed 70 lakh on October 11.

According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 9,22,54,927 samples have been tested up to October 15, with 10,28,622 samples being tested on Thursday.

The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its  website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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