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Coronavirus claiming 837 lives, 62,212 new infections in a day in India

October 17, 2020 11:17 AM

New Delhi, October 17
India's COVID-19 death toll climbed to 1, 12, 998 with the virus claiming 837 lives in a day, while the infection tally mounted to 74, 32, 680 with 62, 212 new cases being reported, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The active cases of coronavirus infection dropped below eight lakh for the first time in one-and-half months, the Ministry said.

There are 7, 95, 087 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 10.70 per cent of the total caseload, while the recoveries have surged to 65, 24, 595, according to the data.

The COVID-19 case fatality rate due to COVID-19 was recorded at 1.52 per cent.

The 837 new fatalities include 306 from Maharashtra, 73 from Karnataka, 61 from West Bengal, 57 from Tamil Nadu, 46 from Uttar Pradesh and 40 from Chhattisgarh.

A total of 1, 12, 998 deaths reported so far in the country includes 41, 502 from Maharashtra, followed by 10, 529 from Tamil Nadu, 10, 356 from Karnataka, 6, 589 from Uttar Pradesh, 6, 382 from Andhra Pradesh, 5, 946 from Delhi, 5, 931 from West Bengal, 3, 980 from Punjab and 3, 617 from Gujarat.

- PTI

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