India recorded a spike of 49,881 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 80,40,203, according to the health ministry data on Thursday morning.
A total of 517 people died due to novel coronavirus in the country in the last 24 hours, the fresh update by health ministry said. With this, the Covid-19 death toll in India touched 1,20,527.
As per the health ministry’s fresh update, there are a total of 6,03,687 active cases in the country now. The total cured cases in country stands at 73,15,989 with 56,480 new discharges in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Thursday said a total of 10,65,63,440 samples have been tested for Covid-19 up to October 28. Out of these, 10,75,760 samples were tested on Wednesday.
India is in the pole position in terms of number of recoveries, followed by Brazil and the US, according to the Johns Hopkins University (JHU), which has been compiling Covid-19 data from all over the world.
According to JHU data, India is the second worst-hit nation in terms of Covid-19 cases after the US, while it is in the third spot in terms of fatalities globally after the US and Brazil.
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