48,648 New COVID Cases Take India’s Tally to 80.88 L; 1.2 L Deaths

The Quint
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India on Friday, 30 October, reported 48,648 new cases of coronavirus, taking the tally in the country to 80,88,851. The death toll increased by 563 to 1,21,090.

According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are currently 5,94,386 active cases across the country, while 73,73,375 patients have been discharged. The recovery rate currently stands at 90.99 percent, while the fatality rate is 1.50 percent.

The number of new daily infections have been falling in the country since mid-September, when it reached a peak of over 90,000 cases in a day. The number of active COVID-19 cases has also come down from a high of more than 10 lakh to 5,94 lakh now.

A total of 10,77,28,088 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up till 29 October, of which 11,64,648 samples were tested on Thursday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

Globally, over 44.9 million cases of coronavirus have been recorded so far, with the death toll at over 11,80,000.

The US is the worst-affected country both in terms of the number of cases and the fatalities. India is the second worst-affected in terms of the number of infections, and third in terms of the death toll.

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