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India reported 54,366 new corona cased, 690 death on Friday

October 23, 2020 11:15 AM

New Delhi, October 23
A total of 54, 366 new COVID-19 infections were reported in a day while the death toll climbed to 1, 17, 306 with 690 fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. The number of active cases of the coronavirus infection is below 7 lakh.

There are 6, 95, 509 active cases of COVID-19 in the country as on date which comprises 8.96 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

A total of 69, 48, 497 people have recuperated from the disease so far pushing the national recovery rate to 89.53 per cent while the case fatality rate due to COVID-19 was recorded at 1.51 per cent.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 10, 01, 13, 085 samples have been tested up to October 22 with 14, 42, 722 samples being tested on Thursday.

The 690 new fatalities include 198 from Maharashtra, 74 from Karnataka, 64 from West Bengal, 52 from Chhattisgarh, 45 from Tamil Nadu and 35 each from Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.

The total 1, 17, 306 deaths reported so far in the country include 42, 831 from Maharashtra, 10, 825 from Tamil Nadu, 10, 770 from Karnataka, 6, 790 from Uttar Pradesh, 6, 524 from Andhra Pradesh, 6, 308 from West Bengal, 6, 163 from Delhi, 4, 072 from Punjab and 3, 667 from Gujarat.
- PTI

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