India's death toll due to COVID-19 tops 120,000

World Wednesday 28/October/2020 15:50 PM
India's death toll due to COVID-19 tops 120,000

New Delhi: With 43,893 new COVID-19 infections, India's total cases surged to 7,990,322 on Wednesday, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).

With 508 new deaths, the death toll has mounted to 120,010, according to the Union Health Ministery. Total active cases stand at 610,803 after a decrease of 15,054 in the last 24 hours. Total cured cases stand at 7,259,509 with 58,439 new discharges in the last 24 hours.

With 132,069 total active cases, Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state by COVID-19 in the country. While 1,478,496 patients have recovered from the disease in the state, 43,463 have died so far.

Among other severely affected states, Karnataka has 71,349 active cases, while 727,298 people have recovered and 10,991 have succumbed to the coronavirus.

Kerala has 92,266 active cases, while 309,032 patients have been cured so far in the state along with 1,376 deaths reported due to the disease.

West Bengal has 37,172 active cases, while Tamil Nadu and the national capital Delhi have 27,734 and 27,873 active cases respectively.

Meanwhile, a total of 105,487,680 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to October 27. Of these 1,066,786 samples were tested yesterday, said the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).