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Covid-19 update: India records 53,570 cases, 650 deaths in last 24-hour

India recorded fresh new 53,370 cases of covid-19 in last 24-hour, taking country’s total tally to 78.14 lakh. With 650 fresh deaths, the fatality toll has reached 1,17,956.

70,16,046 people have so far recuperated from the virus, pushing the national recovery rate to 89.78, the health ministry said in its latest update. Currently, there are 6,80,680 active cases of covid-19 in the country which consists of 8.71 per cent of the total caseload, the data added.

Maintaining a steady decline, the covid-19 fatality rate has further dropped to 1.51 per cent.

According to ICMR, a cumulative total of 10,13,82,564 samples have been tested up to October 23, with 12,69,479 samples tested on Friday.

Here’re more updates related to the virus:

*ITBP had established first COVID care centre in Chhawla where almost 1200 Indians including children & 42 other nationals from 7 countries including nationals of China and Italy got best medical facilities: DG ITBP SS Deswal

*Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had said that if elected president he would mandate coronavirus vaccines be free for all Americans.

*AstraZeneca announced that the trial of its vaccine candidate, developed with Britain’s University of Oxford, has resumed in the US. 

*Jharkhand’s COVID-19 tally reached 99,045 as 435 more people tested positive for the virus, a health department official said on Saturday.

*Covid-19 fear in Europe continue to grow reaching a total 7.8 million cases and about 247,000 deaths.

*Germany’s death toll crossed 10,000 with 418,005 infections across the nation, according to official data published Saturday.

*A record of nearly 80,000 new Covid-19 infections in 24-hour was reported in the United States on Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University.

*10 states and UTs are contributing 81% of the high number of daily recoveries (nearly 74,000): Ministry of Health

Meanwhile, the overall number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 42 million mark, while the deaths have soared to 1,143,290, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

As of Saturday morning, the total number of cases stood at 42,114,524, while the death toll surged to 1,143,291, it said.

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