India's COVID-19 death toll surpasses 100,000, total cases at 6,473,545

World Saturday 03/October/2020 14:04 PM
India's COVID-19 death toll surpasses 100,000, total cases at 6,473,545

New Delhi: With an increase of 1,069 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the COVID-19 toll surpassed 100,000 in India on Saturday, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).

With the latest increase, the COVID-19 toll in the country now stands at 100,842. Meanwhile, the country reported 79,476 new cases, taking the tally of people infected with coronavirus to 6,473,545, the Ministry said.

The total COVID-19 count includes 9,44,996 active cases and 5,427,707 cured, discharged or migrated cases.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected by the pandemic with 261,313 active cases, 1,117,720 cured and discharged cases and 37,480 deaths.

Karnataka with 112,005 active cases is the next on the list. While 499,506 patients have been cured in the state, the disease has claimed 9,119 lives so far.

Kerala with 77,564 active cases is also severely affected, however, 135,144 patients have been cured in the state and 791 people have died due to COVID-19.

In Andhra Pradesh, there are 56,897 active cases while 643,993 patients have been cured of the disease. Moreover, 5,900 people have succumbed to the virus in the state.

As many as 253,784 COVID-19 patients have been cured and discharged in the national capital, which has reported 5,438 deaths so far. Delhi currently has 26,450 active cases.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 77,850,403 samples have been tested up to October 2 for COVID-19 in the country. Out of these 1,132,675 samples were tested on Friday.