Coronavirus: India records 73,272 fresh COVID-19 cases; India's tally reaches 6.97 million
New Delhi, Oct 10: Union health ministry on Saturday said that India registered 73,272 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. While the number of fresh fatalities was at 926, pushing the death tally to 107,416.
According to the health ministry, the number of active cases stood at 883,185. As many as 5,988,822 patients recovered or were discharged from the hospitals.
As of October 9, the country has tested more than 8,57,98,600 samples for Covid-19. As many as 11,64,018 samples were tested on Friday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra remained the worst-affected state by the COVID-19, followed by Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Maharashtra's tally crossed the 15 lakh-mark as it added 12,134 fresh cases. The state is the worst-affected by the novel coronavirus followed by Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
On Friday evening, Karnataka had a total of 6,90,269, including 9,789 deaths and 5,61,610 discharges. Active cases stand at 1,18,851, said the department of health and family welfare, Government of Karnataka. While in Andhra Pradesh the number of total infections is at 7,44,864 including 47,665 active cases, 6,91,040 recoveries and 6,159 deaths so far.
The national capital continued to add below 3,000 cases on a daily basis, the total tally has reached 3,03,693. Delhi has 21,955 active cases and 5,692 people have died as of Friday evening figures.