Corona Update : India’s Covid-19 Tally Crosses 65 Lakh-mark With Spike of Over 75,000 New Cases, 940 Deaths in 24 Hours
India’s Covid-19 tally crossed the 65 lakh-mark with a spike of 75,829 new cases & 940 deaths reported in last 24 hours. Total case tally stands at 65,49,374, including 9,37,625 active cases, 55,09,967 cured, discharged and migrated cases and 1,01,782 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said. Yesterday, the ministry said that India has scaled up its testing capacity from one in January to more than 7.7 crore in October, adding that the country “continues to occupy the top global position as the country with the maximum number of recoveries”. India accounts for 21 percent of the global recovered cases, on the other hand, its share in the total cases stands at 18.6 percent, the Ministry said. “With progressively falling positivity rate, testing has worked as an effective tool to limit the spread of Covid-19 infection,” it added.
Meanwhile, the Solomon Islands announced they have lost the battle to stay free of the coronavirus, leaving just nine small, remote territories that have not reported a single case. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare told the Pacific island nation in a televised address that a student who recently arrived from the Philippines on a repatriation flight carrying 96 passengers had returned a positive test.
In India, the Covid-19 tally surpassed the 64 lakh-mark with 79,476 infections reported in a single day, while the number of people who recovered from the disease crossed 54 lakh. The death toll climbed to 1,00,842.
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