India reports 79,476 new coronavirus cases; tally over 64.73 lakh

India reports 79,476 new coronavirus cases; tally over 64.73 lakh

Coronavirus cases in India climbed to over 64.73 lakh as the country detected 79,476 new Covid-19 infections in a span of 24 hours. The death toll in India due to coronavirus has also crossed the grim milestone of 1 lakh as 1,069 more people succumbed to the Covid-19 infection.

With 79,476 new cases, the coronavirus tally in India, since the first case was reported, reached 64,73,545 on Saturday. So far, 1,00,842 people have lost their lives due to the Covid-19 infection, according to the health ministry.

There are 9,44,996 active cases and the recoveries have climbed to 54,27,707, the health ministry data shows.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 7,78,50,403 samples were tested for coronavirus up to October 2. Of these, 11,32,675 samples were tested on Friday and 79,476 came back as positive for coronavirus.

India's active coronavirus caseload has remained below 10 lakh for the 12th consecutive day and the country continues to maintain its global position of having the maximum number of recovered patients. With an increase of 79,476 new Covid-19 cases, the country's active cases caseload climbed to 9,44,996 on Saturday.