At 680, the number of Covid-19-related fatalities reported by India on Thursday was the lowest since July 28. The country’s death toll now stands at 111,266. In another relief on the pandemic front for India, another daily net reduction of 14,486 has brought its count of active coronavirus cases down to 812,390, the lowest since September 2 and 20.2 per cent lower than the September 18 peak of 1,017,754.
Overall, with an addition of 67,708 confirmed coronavirus cases, India’s tally has reached 7,307,097. As the country also reported 81,514 recoveries on Thursday, its total of cured cases reached 6,383,441, or 87.36 per cent of all its confirmed cases.
The second-most-affected country by active and total cases, and third by fatality, India has added 471,442 in the past seven days. Here are the key takeaways from the coronavirus data released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Thursday (October 15, 2020):
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