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Coronavirus: India's COVID-19 tally crosses 73 lakh with over 63,000 new cases

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New Delhi, Oct 16: Union health ministry on Friday said that India's coronavirus tally surged to 73.7 lakh cases after a fresh spike of 63,371 COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours.

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The number of fatalities stood at 1,12,161 after 895 deaths were registered in a day. The death rate is 1.5 per cent.

So far, about 64.5 lakh patients in the country have recovered from the viral disease; 70,338 patients have fought off COVID-19 since yesterday pushing the country's recovery rate past 87 per cent.

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Presently, India has 8.04 lakh active cases and a daily positivity rate of 6 per cent as India conducted more than 10.2 lakh tests in the last 24 hours, and more than 9 crore tests on the whole till now.

Meanwhile, Telangana reported 1,554 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 2,19,224 while seven more deaths pushed the deaths to 1,256, the state government said.

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    Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 249, followed by Rangareddy (128) and Medchal Malkajgiri (118) districts, it said in a bulletin, providing data as of 8 pm on October 15.

    The cumulative recovered cases stood at 1,94,653 while 23,203 are under treatment. As many as 43,916 samples were tested on October 15.

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