Death toll at 108334, tally crosses 70-lakh mark
New Delhi, Oct 11: India on the 11th day of Unlock-5 reported 74,383 new cases of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours, surpassing the 70 lakh-mark of cases that have been reported since the outbreak of pandemic in March.
The tally of 70,53,807 includes deaths, migrated cases and even the recoveries. The death toll has now reached 1,08,334 with 918 fresh casualties while 89,154 were cured and discharged in the past one day.
Out of the total cases reported till now, 60.77 lakh have recovered which means that 86.17 per cent people have been cured after getting infected of the highly contagious virus.
The recovery percentage or figure might give the country some strength to brace for winters.
Health Minister Harsh Vardhan today voiced concern over reports that the number of Covid-19 cases will increase during winter, saying the possibility could not be dismissed in the Indian context at all.
“Coronavirus is a respiratory virus and the transmission of respiratory viruses is known to increase during the colder weather. Respiratory viruses thrive better in cold weather and low humidity conditions. There is another fact that needs to be kept in mind. During winter, there is a tendency of overcrowding in residential dwellings which may increase transmission… So in Indian context, it would not be wrong to assume that the winter season may see an increase in the number of cases”, the Health Minister said.
Winters might not be the only perpetrator, upcoming festive season can too act as one.