Coronavirus India Updates: Tally Tops 73 Lakh; Daily Deaths Fall To Lowest Since July 28
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Coronavirus India Updates: Tally Tops 73 Lakh; Daily Deaths Fall To Lowest Since July 28

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India’s confirmed Covid-19 cases crossed the 73-lakh mark even as average daily cases are on the decline.

India added over 63,000 fresh cases in 24 hours in Asia’s third-largest economy, according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 8 a.m. on Oct. 14. This total tally of 73 lakh cases includes more than 1.11 lakh deaths and over 63.8 lakh who have recovered.

Key figures:

  • Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 73,07,097
  • Active cases: 8,12,390
  • Cured/discharged/migrated: 63,83,441
  • Deaths: 1,11,266
  • Fresh cases in 24 hours: 67,708
  • One-day recoveries: 81,541
  • One-day deaths: 680

A slower pace of daily infections and an improved recovery rate has pushed active cases in India below 8.2 lakh from over 10 lakh in mid-September.

Global Update

Europe stepped up measures to stem a resurgent coronavirus outbreak across the region with France announcing further restrictions, Germany warning of economic risks and London set for a clampdown. Italy, Portugal and the Czech Republic reported record new cases. In the U.S., the virus’s comeback has reached the vast majority of the country, with case trends worsening in 46 states and the nation’s capital.

Globally, confirmed Covid-19 cases neared the 38.4 million mark with 1.09 million dead.

Track the latest updates on the Covid-19 pandemic in India, here.

Daily Deaths Fall To Lowest In Over Two Months

Over 9 Lakh Samples Tested On Oct. 14

Kerala's Outbreak Now The Third Largest Among Indian States

Ten states account for over 79% of India’s total active cases with Maharashtra (25.38%), Karnataka (13.82%) and Kerala (11.26%) making it to the top three.

Kerala has seen the largest outbreak amongst Indian states in the one last month, according to the Union Health Ministry. That’s after the state emerged as one of the most pro-active to fight coronavirus in the earlier months of the outbreak, earning it world-wide recognition.

However, active cases in the state fell by 1,568 yesterday as authorities reported 7,792 recoveries in a day.

India's Doubling Time Rises To 70.4 Days: Health Ministry

India's doubling time has sharply increased to 70.4 days compared to 25.5 days in mid-August, the Health Ministry said this morning. “This indicates a substantial fall in the daily new cases and the consequent increase in time taken to double the total cases.”

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