New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 71-lakh mark with a spike of 66,732 new cases & 816 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.
Total case tally stands at 71,20,539 including 8,61,853 active cases, 61,49,536 cured/discharged/migrated cases & 1,09,150 deaths, said Union Health Ministry.
With 2,21,637 active cases, Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state by COVID-19 in the country. While 12,66,240 patients have recovered from the disease in the state, 40,349 died so far.
Among other top states, Karnataka has 1,20,289 active cases; while 5,80,054 people have recovered, 9,966 succumbed to the novel coronavirus.
Andhra Pradesh has 46,295 active and over seven lakh cured cases, besides 6,224 deaths.
Tamil Nadu has 44,095 active cases, with 6,02,038 recoveries, alongside 10,252 fatalities.
Delhi’s count of active cases is at 21,701, while over 2.8 lakh patients have recovered, besides 5,769 dying by COVID.
Meanwhile, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research, a total of 8,78,72,093 samples have been tested in the country for COVID-19 till Sunday. This includes 9,94,851 samples tested on October 11.