New Delhi, Oct 7: India recorded a fresh spike of 72,049 nCoV cases during the past 24 hours, taking the country’s tally past the 67 lakh mark, the Union Health Ministry data said on Wednesday.
Currently, the nation’s total case count stands at 67,57,132.
Also, the peninsular country registered 82,203 cured or discharged cases in the same duration, which has pushed the total recoveries so far to 57,44,693.
Meanwhile, there were 986 deaths due to the highly contagious virus since Tuesday, pushing the death toll to 1,04,555 till date. Active case-load on the country has decreased by 11,140 since Tuesday and presently, India is home to 9,07,883 active cases of Novel Coronavirus.
In terms of percentage, the active cases are 13.44 per cent, recovered stand at 85.02 per cent, while the deaths are 1.55 per cent.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), as many as 11,99,857 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, taking the total cumulative samples tested since the beginning of the pandemic till Tuesday to 8,22,71,654.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra continues to remain the worst-affected state, with maximum case count as well as in terms of maximum active cases.
As the national recovery rate touched 85 per cent on Wednesday, India crossed a significant milestone with the continuous high number of recovered cases being reported in the past few weeks.
A total of 72,049 new cases have been reported in the past 24 hours in the country. Ten States/UTs account for 78 per cent of the new confirmed cases.
With the recovered cases exceeding the new cases again during the past 24 hours, India retained its position as the country with the maximum number of recoveries.
The high levels of recoveries have led to widening of the gap between active and recovered cases. Recovered cases exceed the 9,07,883 active cases by more than 48 lakh (48,36,810) and are 6.32 times the active cases.
Matching the rise in the national figure, 18 states/UTs have recovery rate more than the national average. About 75 per cent of the new recovered cases are being reported from 10 states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Delhi.