State COVID tally nears 8000-mark

State COVID tally nears 8000-mark
DIMAPUR, OCT 19 (NPN) | Publish Date: 10/19/2020 12:22:24 PM IST

Nagaland COVID-19 tally neared the 8000-mark after 137 new COVID-19 positive cases were reported on Monday-- 114 in Dimapur, 19 in Kohima, 2 in Mon and 1 each in Tuensang and Kiphire, taking the tally to 7,953.

Further, out of 7953 positive cases, the distribution across various categories of people include 3536 from the armed forces/police, 1607 returnees, 2423 traced contacts and 387 frontline workers.

India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 75-lakh mark

PTI: India’s COVID tally on Monday mounted to 75,50,273 with 55,722 infections being reported in a day, Health Ministry stated.

The death toll climbed to 1,14,610 with 579 fatalities being registered in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The active cases of coronavirus infection remained below 8 lakh for the third consecutive day.

There are 7,72,055 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 10.23 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

The number of recoveries have surged to 66,63,608 and the national recovery rate has improved to 88.26 per cent. The case fatality rate due COVID-19 stands at 1.52 per cent.

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 9,50,83,976 samples have been tested up to October 18 with 8,59,786 samples being tested on Sunday. 

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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