Coronavirus Update: India reports a decline in new cases; recovered cases crosses 56 lakh

New Delhi: India on Monday reported a sharp drop of 61,267 in the number of new Covid-19 cases and 884 deaths in the last 24 hours ending 8 am on Tuesday. With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country rose to 66,85,083 while the toll soared to 1,03,569.

At present, India has 9,19,023 active cases while as many as 56,62,491 people have recovered. On Monday, 75,787 people recovered in the last 24 hours, pushing the recovery rate to 84.70 percent.

Maharashtra’s COVID-19 tally rose to 14,53,653 on Monday with a single-day addition of 10,244 fresh cases, state health department said. With 263 new people succumbing to the infection, the total fatality count went up to 38,347 in the state.

The national capital recorded 32 COVID-19 fatalities on Monday taking the death toll to 5,542, while 1,947 fresh cases took the tally to over 2.92 lakh, authorities said.

Top 10 states with total cases and deaths 

S. No. Name of State / UT Total Deaths
1 Maharashtra 1453653 38347
2 Andhra Pradesh 723512 6019
3 Karnataka 647712 9370
4 Tamil Nadu 625391 9846
5 Uttar Pradesh 417437 6092
6 Delhi 292560 5542
7 West Bengal 273679 5255
8 Odisha 235330 924
9 Kerala 234928 859
10 Telengana 202594 1181


As many as 10,89,403 samples were tested for COVID-19 on October 5. Also, a total of 8,10,71,797 samples have been tested in the country till October 5, said the Indian Council of Medical Research.

On Vaccine Front, The Oxford COVID antibody may be turned out in a half years’ time or even less, a report said on Saturday. In the event that reports in the UK media are to be accepted, there is trust that an antibody against Covid may get a leeway from health regulators in December. 

Globally, over 35 million people have been infected while more than one million have succumbed to the virus. Only the United States, where over 2.12 lakh people have died and Brazil, where about 1.45 lakh have succumbed, are ahead of India.

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