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India reported 55,839 new infections, 702 more fatalities in a day

October 22, 2020 12:31 PM

New Delhi, October 22

The COVID-19 caseload in India, mounted to 77, 06, 946 with 55, 839 new infections being reported in a day while the death toll climbed to 1, 16, 616 with 702 more fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

A total of 68, 74, 518 people have recuperated from the disease so far pushing the national recovery rate to 89.20 per cent, while the case fatality rate stood at 1.51 per cent.

There are 7, 15, 812 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which accounts for 9.29 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 9, 86, 70, 363 samples have been tested up to October 21, of which 14, 69, 984 were tested on Wednesday.

The 702 new fatalities include 180 from Maharashtra, 88 from Karnataka, 64 from West Bengal, 47 from Delhi, 44 from Chhattisgarh, 41 from Uttar Pradesh, and 39 from Tamil Nadu.

The total 1, 16, 616 deaths reported so far in the country include 42, 633 from Maharashtra, followed by 10, 780 from Tamil Nadu, 10, 696 from Karnataka, 6, 755 from Uttar Pradesh, 6, 508 from Andhra Pradesh, 6, 244 from West Bengal, 6, 128 from Delhi, 4, 060 from Punjab, and 3, 660 from Gujarat.
- PTI

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