Coronavirus Update: India crosses 67 lakh mark; Recovery rate reaches 85 percent

New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 case count rose to 67.57 lakh with 72,049 new cases in a day, while 57,44,693 people have recovered so far pushing the national recovery rate to 85.02 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data this morning.

The Union Health Ministry Monday said nearly 50 per cent of the deaths due to Covid-19 in India were concentrated in 25 districts in eight states. Of this, 15 districts were in Maharashtra.

Addressing the press, Union Health Ministry Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said India had the highest number of recoveries from the disease, at over 56 lakh, and has also conducted the second-highest number of tests, at 8.10 crore.

Active Covid-19 cases have been below 10 lakh for the last two weeks, while the recovery rate has improved to 84 per cent, he added.

Ten states, including Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh, account for 77 per cent of the active cases in the country.

Meanwhile, 11,99,857 samples tested for Covid-19 on 6th October. Total 8,22,71,654 samples tested in the country up to 6th October, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research.

Globally, over 35.7 million people have been infected with the disease while more than one million have succumbed. More than 24 million people have recovered.

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