Death toll mounts to 1,09,150
New Delhi, Oct 12: India’s COVID-19 tally crossed the 71 lakh-mark on Monday after recording a fresh spike of 66,372 Covid-19 cases during the past 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry update said here.
Overall case tally of the peninsular is now 71,20,539, according to the government data.
Also, the country registered 71,559 cured cases in the same duration which has pushed the total recoveries till date to 61,49,535.
Meanwhile, there were 816 deaths due to the highly contagious virus since yesterday, pushing the death toll to 1,09,150 so far.
Active case-load on the country has further decreased by 5,643 since Sunday and currently India is home to 8,61,853 active cases of the Novel Coronavirus.
In terms of percentage, the active cases are 12.10 per cent. Recovery rate stands at 86.36 per cent, while the death rate at 1.53 per cent.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), as many as 9,94,851 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, taking the total cumulative samples tested since the beginning of the pandemic till Sunday to 8,78,72,093.