'53,370 new Corona cases in India, tally reaches 78,14,682'

53,370 new Corona cases in India, tally reaches 78,14,682

By: JKatLive News
10/24/2020 11:01:31 AM

New Delhi :

With 53,370 new Corona infections, India's total cases surged to 78,14,682 on Saturday while with 650 new deaths the death toll stands at 1,17,956, as per the Union Health Ministry.

The total active cases are 6,80,680 after a decrease of 14,829 in the last 24 hours while the total cured cases are 70,16,046 with 67,549 new discharges in the last 24 hours.

With 1,44,426 total active cases, Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state by Corona in the country. While 14,45,103 patients have recovered from the disease in the state, 43,015 have died so far.

Meanwhile, a total of 10,13,82,564 samples were tested for Corona up to October 23. Of these, 12,69,479 samples were tested yesterday, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

As per the Ministry of Health, 10 states and Union Territories are contributing 81 per cent of the high number of daily recoveries (nearly 74,000). The top three states account for half of the newly discharged patients. These states also have more than 48 per cent of the active caseload of the country. (ANI)