Coronavirus India News: 63,509 new infections take caseload past 72 lakh; active cases continue to decline
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Continuing the downtrend in daily spike, Indian during the last 24-hours reported 63,509 new COVID-19 cases taking the overall coronavirus tally in the country past 72-lakh mark. The total number of coronavirus cases in India now stood at 72,39,390, according to the Union Health Ministry data on Wednesday.
The daily deaths due to the deadly pathogen in the country are also witnessing dip as 730 new fatalities were reported from across the country during the last 24-hours. The latest spike in deaths took the death toll in the country to 1,10,586 deaths.
Of the total 72,39,390 cases in the country, 8,26,876 are active cases, which comprises 11.42 per cent of the total caseload, while 63,01,928 people have been cured and discharged from the hospitals across the country.
According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 9,00,90,122 samples have been tested up to October 13 with 11,45,015 samples being tested on Tuesday.
The latest spike came a day after India recorded 55,342 COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, its lowest in last 63 days, while the country also reported its lowest number of casualties in last 77 days with 706 new deaths on Tuesday.
Check state-wise list here:
|Name of State / UT||Active Cases*||Cured/Discharged/Migrated*||Deaths**|
|Total||Change since yesterday||Cumulative||Change since yesterday||Cumulative||Change since yesterday|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||199||1||3782||12||55|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu||85||17||3081||17||2|
|Jammu and Kashmir||9866||126||73502||796||1340||7|
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 and crossed 70 lakh on October 11.
Meanwhile, three cases of suspected coronavirus reinfection -- two in Mumbai and one in Ahmedabad -- have been "described" in India, the country's apex medical research body said on Tuesday.
Director-General Balram Bhargava said the Indian Council of Medical Research had decided upon a cutoff of 100 days for reinfection if it occurs as, according to some studies, antibodies were also assumed to have a life of four months.
The definition of reinfection, whether it is 90 days, 100 days or 110 days, is still not decided even by the World Health Organization, according to Bhargava.
However, the government is taking the cutoff of about 100 days if reinfection occurs because that is "what we have assumed as the life of antibodies".
Posted By: Talib Khan