COVID deaths in India cross 1 lakh, over 64.7 lakh total cases

New Delhi: More than one lakh people have died of novel Coronavirus in India so far as the country recorded fresh 1,069 deaths and total caseload crossed 64.7 lakh with 79,476 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.

According to a data shown by the Health Ministry of India, India now has 9,44,996 active COVID cases and more than 54 lakh recoveries with 75,628 more people having fought off the disease in the last 24 hours.

At least 77 per cent of the active coronavirus cases have been reported from 10 states and union territories, contributing 15 per cent to the caseload.

India added 23 lakh fresh coronavirus cases or 40 per cent of the country’s current COVID tally in the month of September alone, government data shows.

In September, India added 42% of infectious cases and 34% of deaths, accounting for the highest number of deaths in a month so far.


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