Covid Roundup: India registers 16,862 fresh cases, over 19K recoveries in 24-hrs

According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Friday, India logged new 16,862 cases of the COVID-19, along with 379 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours.  India witnessed a total of 19,391 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 98.07 per cent and total recoveries to 3,33,82,100. The total active cases in India moderately dipped to 2,03,678, according to data. 

As per ICMR, 58,88,44,673 samples have been tested up to October 14 for COVID-19. Of these 11,80,148 samples were tested on Thursday. The total death toll in the country is now at 4,51,814. In India, the first death due to COVID pandemic was reported in March 2020.

Meanwhile, south Kerala on Thursday recorded 9,246 new cases and 96 deaths, taking the total caseload to 48,29,944 and fatalities to 26,667. The state has been showing a decline in the daily cases after crossing the 30,000-mark post-Onam festival in August. As many as 88,733 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. With 10,952 more people recovering from the covid since Wednesday, the total recoveries touched 47,06,856 and the active cases dropped to 95,828, a state government release said.

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