Coronavirus India Latest Updates: Death Toll Crosses 4.5 Lakh; Active Cases Decline
Active Covid-19 cases in India dropped further to 2.4 lakh, even as the country's death toll surpassed 4.5 lakh.
As many as 21,257 people tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 8 a.m. on Oct. 8. That compares with 24,963 recoveries in the same period.
A total of 4.5 lakh people have succumbed to the deadly pathogen, with 271 fatalities being reported in the last 24 hours. The country is the world's third-worst hit, with only the U.S. and Brazil recording more deaths.
Key Coronavirus Data
Total confirmed cases: 3,39,15,569
Total number of active cases: 2,40,221
Total patients cured/discharged/migrated: 3,32,25,221
Total deaths: 4,50,127
Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 21,257
Number of recoveries in a day: 24,963
Deaths recorded in a day: 271
Total vaccine doses administered: 93,17,17,191
Doses administered in the last 24 hours: 50,17,753