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India reports 55,722 new COVID-19 cases, 579 deaths in a day; tally crosses 75 lakh-mark

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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New Delhi Updated on: October 19, 2020 9:45 IST
A team of doctors check patients at CWG village COVID-19 Care Centre, near Akshardham in New Delhi.
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A team of doctors check patients at CWG village COVID-19 Care Centre, near Akshardham in New Delhi.

India on Monday recorded as many as 55,722 new infections while 579 people succumbed due to deadly coronavirus in the last 24 hours, according to Union health ministry data. The COVID-19 tally has crossed 75 lakh-mark while death toll breached 1-lakh mark. India's recoveries from the novel coronavirus moved past the 66 lakh-mark on Monday. Also, for the third consecutive day, the active cases of COVID-19 remained below 8 lakh in 1.5 months.

As of Monday morning, the total cases of coronavirus infections stand at 7,550,273 while the death toll climbs to 1,14,610. Of these 7,72,055 are active cases while 66,63,608 people have been recovered, according to the health ministry. 

According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 9,50,83,976 samples were tested for #COVID19 up to 18th October. Of these, 8,59,786 samples were tested yesterday.

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. 

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.

India comes in second place in terms of cases at 7,494,551, while the country's death toll soared to 114,031. The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 8,152,093 and 219,669, respectively, according to the CSSE.

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 39.8 million, while the deaths have soared to more than 1,112,530, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

State-wise Coronavirus status:

Name of State / UT Active Cases* Cured/Discharged/Migrated* Deaths**
Total Cumulative Cumulative
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 184 3868 56
Andhra Pradesh 36474 740229 6429
Arunachal Pradesh 2824 10552 30
Assam 28158 171683 868
Bihar 10584 192783 996
Chandigarh 884 12554 208
Chhattisgarh 26750 132168 1478
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 54 3127 2
Delhi 23292 301716 6009
Goa 3648 36395 544
Gujarat 14414 141515 3635
Haryana 10042 138351 1640
Himachal Pradesh 2630 16069 268
Jammu and Kashmir 8677 77886 1379
Jharkhand 6502 89011 839
Karnataka 109283 645825 10478
Kerala 95299 245399 1161
Ladakh 917 4615 66
Madhya Pradesh 13281 144134 2773
Maharashtra 183456 1369810 42115
Manipur 3606 11741 116
Meghalaya 2151 6282 75
Mizoram 105 2148 0
Nagaland 1583 6206 27
Odisha 20392 246837 1135
Puducherry 4277 28290 574
Punjab 5735 117883 4012
Rajasthan 21139 150379 1748
Sikkim 272 3265 60
Tamil Nadu 39121 637637 10642
Telengana 21098 200686 1275
Tripura 2672 26550 331
Uttarakhand 5728 51369 927
Uttar Pradesh 32896 415592 6658
West Bengal 33927 281053 6056
Total# 772055 6663608 114610

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