India’s COVID-19 caseload breached the 68 lakh-mark on Thursday with 78,524 new cases. According to the latest reports from the union health ministry, the total case tally stands at 68,35,656 including 9,02,425 active cases, 58,27,705 cured/discharged/migrated cases.
With over 75,000 people recovering from Covid-19 every day in India, the country’s recoveries are 6.3 times more than active cases of coronavirus, claimed the health ministry. On the other hand, death toll claimed to 1,05,526 with 971 fatalities in the last 24 hours.
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It can be noted that India took 110 days for the COVID-19 cases in the country to reach one lakh while it had taken 59 days more to go past the 10-lakh post. Maharastra continued to top the list of worst-hit states in the country while Karnataka and Kerala have contributed the maximum number of cases in the last one week, after Maharashtra.
In Andhra Pradesh, 66,769 samples were tested in the last 24 hours ending 9 am Wednesday, of which 5,120 new cases emerged taking the total caseload to 7.34 lakh cases. The recoveries during the past 24 hours stood at 6,349, which is more than the new cases, bringing down the active cases to 49,513. Meanwhile, 34 patients succumbed to the virus in the State, taking the toll to 6,086.
Telangana, on the other hand, logged 1,896 new cases on Thursday while the total caseload touched 2,06,644. 12 patients succumbed to the deadly viral infection from Thursday morning taking the total toll to 1,201.