India’s Covid Count Crosses 81 Lakh With 48,000 New Cases; Daily Deaths Below 1,000 for 10th Day

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With 48,648 fresh Covid-19 infections, India's caseload rose to 81,37,119 on Saturday, while the number of recoveries crossed the 74-lakh mark, pushing the recovery rate to 91.34 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The country's Covid-19 death toll climbed to 1,21,641 with 551 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

A total of 74,32,829 people have recuperated from Covid-19 so far, taking the national recovery rate to 91.34 per cent. The case fatality rate has dropped to 1.49 per cent. The number of active Covid-19 cases remained below 6 lakh for the second consecutive day.

There are 5,82,649 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country, which comprise 7.16 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated. India's Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7.30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5.

It went past 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28.70 lakh on October 11 and crossed 80 lakh on October 29. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, a total of 10,87,96,064 samples had been tested for Covid-19 up to October 30. Of these, 10,67,976 samples were tested on Friday.

Here’s a look at the data highlights from the past 24 hours:

- Delhi continues to report increasing number of daily new cases. Around 5,890 cases recorded in last 24 hours

- Daily recoveries in India more than daily new cases for the last 28 days

- Daily new deaths in India below 1,000 for the last 10 days

- India has been reporting less than 50,000 daily cases for the last five days

- Global daily new cases continue to rise. Around 5.73 lakh cases reported in the last 24 hours, an all-time high

- US reports more than 1 lakh daily new cases, in a first for any country. India's highest was 97,900 on September 17

- Europe reports almost 3 lakh daily new cases

- France reports more daily new cases than India at 49,200

- Active cases in France higher than India since October 20. India ranks No.3 in the world in active cases after USA and France