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With 74,383 new infections, India's Covid tally now stand at 70,53,806

October 11, 2020 10:25 AM

New Delhi, October 11, 2020
With 74, 383 new infections, India's Covid tally now stand at 70, 53, 806. In the 24-hour period, India, which is the second worst-hit country, reported 918 deaths linked to the virus, taking the total number of fatalities to 1, 08, 334.

Maharashtra and four southern states - Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu -- reported the most number of cases, as per the data. "The five top states with maximum caseload (61% active cases) are also contributing more than half (54.3%) of the total recoveries, " the Health Ministry said in a tweet this morning.

Maharashtra, the worst-affected state, reported 11, 416 new cases, taking tally to 15, 17, 434. Over 40, 000 people have died in the western state so far.

Confirmed cases of coronavirus have crossed the 7.50 lakh mark in Andhra Pradesh as 5, 653 infections were added afresh on Saturday.

Neighbouring Karnataka, which also severly hit by the pandemic, has breached the seven lakh mark with 10, 517 fresh cases.

Delhi reported 2, 866 new cases and 48 fatalities due to coronavirus on Saturday. The death rate -- based on the last 10 days - stands at 1.41 per cent whereas the cumulative fatality rate stands at 1.87 per cent. The National Centre for Disease Control has warned that the national capital may witness 15, 000 daily cases during winter.
- Agencies

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