New Delhi. After 49,881 new cases of Kovid-19 in India, the total number of infected in the country crossed 8 million on Thursday. At the same time, with the infection free of 73.15 lakh people, the rate of recovery of patients in the country has gone up to 90.99 percent. According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry at 8 am, a total of 80,420,203 cases of Kovid-19 have been reported so far in the country. At the same time, after the death of 517 more people in the last 24 hours, the death toll rose to 1,20,527. The death rate of Kovid-19 in the country is 1.49 percent. According to the Health Ministry data, 6,3,687 people are currently being treated in the country, which is 7.5 percent of the total cases.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), as of October 28, a total of 10,65,63,44,000 samples were tested for Kovid-19, of which 10,75,76,000 samples were tested on Wednesday. In India, on August 7, the number of infected had reached 20 lakhs, on 23 August, 3 million and on 5 September, the number of infected had crossed 4 million. At the same time, the total cases had crossed 5 lakh on 16 September, 6 million on 28 September and 7 lakh on 11 October.
According to the figures of the Ministry, Maharashtra was the highest among the 517 people who died in the last 24 hours. Apart from these, there were 60 people from West Bengal, 55 from Karnataka and Chhattisgarh, 40 from Delhi, 35 from Tamil Nadu and 27 from Kerala. According to the ministry’s data, 1,20,527 people have died in the country so far due to the virus. Maximum of these 43,554 people were from Maharashtra. Apart from these, there were 11,046 people from Karnataka, 11,018 from Tamil Nadu, 6,958 from Uttar Pradesh, 6,643 from Andhra Pradesh, 6,664 from West Bengal, 6,396 from Delhi, 4,158 from Punjab and 371 from Gujarat.
The Health Ministry said that patients had other diseases in more than 70 percent of cases. The ministry said on its website that its data is being matched with ICMR data.