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India`s Covid-19 tally near 77 lakh, death toll reached 1,15,914

India`s Covid-19 tally near 77 lakh, death toll reached 1,15,914

India reported a spike of 54,044 new coronavirus cases long with 717 new deaths, according to the Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday morning. With this, the total number of coronavirus cases in India now stands at 76,51,108 and the death toll has reached 1,15,914. India also witnessed a dip of 8448 in its active cases in the last 24 hours. As of Wednesday morning, there are 7,40,090 active cases of coronavirus in India.For the fifth consecutive day, the active cases of coronavirus remained below 8 lakh in India.

According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 9,72,00,379 samples have been tested up to October 20 with 10,83,608 samples being tested on Tuesday. India has a recovery rate of 88.8 per cent, daily positivity rate of 5 per cent - lower than yesterday's 6 per cent - and a steady death rate of 1.5 .per cent.

Maharashtra - which has more than 16 lakh cases - reported almost 8,000 cases today, followed by Kerala and Karnataka with almost 6,500 cases each, West Bengal and Delhi, accounting for 53 per cent of all new cases in the country. West Bengal's daily Covid cases have been increasing steadily since the start of October.

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