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  News   Nation  17 Oct 2020  Covid-19: India’s active cases below 8-lakh mark for first time; death toll nears 1.13 lakh

Covid-19: India’s active cases below 8-lakh mark for first time; death toll nears 1.13 lakh

ROZANA SPOKESMAN
Published Oct 17, 2020, 10:43 am IST
Updated Oct 17, 2020, 10:43 am IST
India's Covid-19 caseload went past 74 lakh, while the number of people who have recovered from the disease crossed 65 lakh
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New Delhi: India's Covid-19 caseload went past 74 lakh, while the number of people who have recovered from the disease crossed 65 lakh pushing the recovery rate to 87.78 per cent.

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The coronavirus death toll climbed to 1,12,998 with the virus claiming 837 lives in a day, while the infection tally mounted to 74,32,680 with 62,212 new cases being reported.

The active cases of coronavirus infection dropped below eight lakh for the first time in one-and-half months.

For nine days in a row the active cases remained below nine lakh.

CoronavirusCoronavirus There are 7,95,087 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 10.70 per cent of the total caseload, while the recoveries have surged to 65,24,595, as per the data.

India's Covid-19 tally had crossed the 50-lakh mark on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28 and crossed 70 lakh on October 11.

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