Audience seated in a manner following social distanicing norms at a cineplex in Prayagraj on Thursday. (PTI)
NEW DELHI :
INDIA’S COVID-19 tally of cases climbed to 73.07 lakh with 67,708 new cases in a day, while 63,83,441 people have recuperated so far pushing the national recovery rate to 87.35 per cent on Thursday, according to the Union Health Ministry data.
The total coronavirus cases mounted to 73,07,097 and the death toll climbed to 1,11,266 with the novel coronavirus virus claiming 680 lives in a span of 24 hours in the country, the data showed. The COVID-19 case fatality rate has further declined to 1.52 per cent. There are 812390 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 11.11 per cent of the total caseload.
According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 9,12,26,305 samples have been tested up to October 14 with 11,36,183 samples being tested on Wednesday. The Health Ministry stressed that more than 70 pc of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.