India reports 730 more COVID deaths, 63,509 new cases of infection
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India reports 730 more COVID deaths, 63,509 new cases of infection

Death toll rises to 110,586; total cases climb past 7.239 million; recoveries jump to 6.301 million; active cases fall to 826,876

New Delhi, October 14, 2020

India today reported 730 more deaths due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and 63,509 new cases of infection as the virus continued to spread in several parts of the country, though at a slower pace.

With these, the death toll so far due to the disease has increased to 110,586 and the total number of cases of infection has gone up to 7,239,389 since the first case was reported in the country in late January this year.

Also, the number of those who have recovered from COVID-19 continued to increase and stood at 6,301,927 as of this morning.

The number of active cases has gone down further by 11,853 since yesterday to 826,876.

The highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 in a single day in the country -- 1,290 -- was reported on September 16. India had reported 706 deaths yesterday.

The highest number of fresh cases of infection in a 24-hour period -- 97,894 -- was reported on September 17. The country had recorded 55,342 new cases yesterday.

This is the tenth consecutive day and the 12th time in 16 days that the country has reported less than 1,000 deaths in a single day. It is also the 11th consecutive day and the 13th time in 16 days that it has recorded less than 80,000 fresh cases of infection in a 24-hour period.

The country has reported more than 1,200 deaths in a 24-hour period four times in the past 34 days. It has registered a thousand-plus deaths on 31 of the last 44 days.

India has reported more than 90,000 new cases in a 24-hour period for 12 of the last 39 days and more than 80,000 cases for 27 of the last 51 days. It has reported more than 75,000 cases on 38 of the last 49 days, more than 60,000 cases on 62 of the last 64 days and more than 50,000 new cases for the 76th consecutive day today.

Yesterday was the first time in more than two months that the number of new cases in a single day had fallen below 60,000.

The world has reported a total of more than 38.046 million cases of COVID-19 so far while the global death toll has increased to 1,085,015 as of this morning, according to data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University in the United States, which is tracking the pandemic.

India is placed second in the world in terms of the total number of cases of infection so far, behind the United States (more than 7.856 million cases) and ahead of Brazil (more than 5.103 million cases).

In terms of the number of deaths, the country ranks third after the US (215,882) and Brazil (150,689).

Figures released this morning by the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare showed that the 730 new deaths reported in India today included 187 in Maharashtra, the worst-hit state.

It was followed by 87 deaths in Karnataka, 62 in West Bengal, 57 in Tamil Nadu, 45 in Delhi, 35 in Andhra Pradesh, 34 in Punjab, 28 in Uttar Pradesh, 26 in Madhya Pradesh, 21 in Kerala, 20 each in Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand, 17 in Odisha, 14 in Rajasthan, ten in Gujarat, nine in Haryana, eight in Telangana, seven each in Jammu & Kashmir and Jharkhand, six in Bihar, five in Chandigarh, four each in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur, three each in Goa and Himachal Pradesh, two each in Puducherry and Sikkim, and one each in Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura.

No new deaths were reported today from Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu and Ladakh.

Of the total of 110,586 deaths so far in India, Maharashtra accounts for the highest number at 40,701, followed by 10,371 in Tamil Nadu, 10,123 in Karnataka, 6,466 in Uttar Pradesh, 6,291 in Andhra Pradesh, 5,854 in national capital Delhi, 5,744 in West Bengal, 3,894 in Punjab, 3,584 in Gujarat, 2,671 in Madhya Pradesh, 1,679 in Rajasthan, 1,601 in Haryana, 1,340 in Jammu & Kashmir, 1,306 in Chhattisgarh, 1,241 in Telangana, 1,057 in Odisha, 1,046 in Kerala, 961 in Bihar, 830 in Assam 805 in Jharkhand, 782 in Uttarakhand, 567 in Puducherry, 514 in Goa, 318 in Tripura, 254 in Himachal Pradesh, 197 in Chandigarh, 97 in Manipur, 65 in Meghalaya, 64 in Ladakh, 59 in Sikkim, 55 in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, 28 in Arunachal Pradesh, 19 in Nagaland, and two in Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu.

Mizoram has not reported any COVID deaths so far while Lakshadweep Islands have not reported any cases of infection until now.

The total of 7,239,389 cases in India so far include the 110,586 patients who have died as well as the 6,301,927 patients who have recovered, which means that the number of active cases in the country stood at 826,876 as of this morning, down 11,853 from yesterday.

The number of patients who have recovered has increased by 74,632 since yesterday and the recovery rate has risen to 87.05%, according to the data.

Of the total of 63,509 new cases of infection reported in the country today, Kerala accounted for 8,764, followed by 8,522 in the worst-hit state of Maharashtra, 8,191 in Karnataka, 4,666 in Tamil Nadu, 4,622 in Andhra Pradesh, 3,631 in West Bengal and 3,036 in Delhi.

Other states have reported less than 3,000 new cases each in the past 24 hours.

As far as total number of cases so far is concerned, Maharashtra tops the list with 1,543,837, followed by 763,573 in Andhra Pradesh, 726,106 in Karnataka, 665,930 in Tamil Nadu, 442,118 in Uttar Pradesh, 314,224 in Delhi, 303,896 in Kerala, 302,020 in West Bengal, 256,937 in Odisha, and 216,238 in Telangana -- the ten most affected states.

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