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With over 38k new Covid-19 cases, India’s tally crosses 82 L mark

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With 38,310 new infections in the last 24 hours, India’s total COVID-19 cases surged to 82,67,623 on Tuesday, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. With 490 new deaths, the toll mounted to 1,23,097. The total active cases are 5,41,405 after a decrease of 20,503 in the last 24 hours. The recoveries have reached 76,03,121 with 58,323 new discharges. Maharashtra has the highest 1,19,352 active cases while 44,824 in Karnataka and 33,308 in Delhi.

The total number of active cases is 5,82,649 after a decrease of 11,737 in the last 24 hours. Total cured cases are 74,32,829 with 59,454 new discharges. Union Health Ministry said India has witnessed significant success in its collective fight against the global pandemic.

“The Case Fatality Rate (CFR) has fallen below 1.5 per cent. On a progressive decline, the CFR is 1.49 per cent today. India’s deaths per million are also at a very low level of 88 deaths per million,” the ministry said. According to the Union Health Ministry, Maharashtra contributes to maximum deaths with more than 36 per cent to the total deaths in the country.

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The total number of active cases now are 5,94,386 — 9,301 less as compared to Thursday. Total cured cases stand at 73,73,375 with 57,386 new discharges in the last 24 hours. A total of 10,77,28,088 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to October 29. Of these 11,64,648 samples were tested Thursday, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research.

The MoHFW today said that India has exponentially scaled up its testing capacity from one in January to more than 10.65 cr at present. The very high testing has resulted in a continuously falling positivity rate. It is 7.54 per cent presently.

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