India's COVID tally crosses 75-lakh mark with 55,722 fresh infections

Last Modified Monday, 19 October 2020 (12:34 IST)
New Delhi:The overall tally of COVID-19 cases in country surpassed the 75-lakh mark on Monday as 55,722 fresh cases were reported during the past 24 hours.
According to Health Ministry, the total cases now stand at 75,50,273 while the death toll mounted to 1,14,610 with 579 casualties being reported in past one day.
Of the fresh fatalities, 150 were reported from Maharashtra, 64 from West Bengal, 56 from Tamil Nadu, 51 from Karnataka, 39 from Chhattisgarh, 29 from Uttar Pradesh and 28 from Delhi.
 
The active cases saw a drop of 11,256 since yesterday and maintained below 8 lakh for the third consecutive day. Currently there are 7,72,055 active cases of infection.
 
The front-line medics were able to save 66,399 more lives, taking the total recovery count till now to 66,63,608 which is 88.26 per cent of the caseload.
 
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), as many as 8,59,786 samples were tested on Sunday, taking the total cumulative samples tested since the beginning of the pandemic till Monday to 9,50,83,976.(UNI)