61,871 new coronavirus infections push nationwide tally to 74.94 lakh


New Delhi, October 18

A single-day rise of 61,871 new coronavirus infections on Sunday has pushed the national tally closer to the 75-lakh mark, the data provided by the Union Health Ministry has said.

The total number of cases has gone up to 74,94,551.

Meanwhile, 1,033 more fatalities were reported during the past 24 hours, taking the death toll in the country due to the virus to 1,14,031, the data further read.

The number of active cases in the country stands at 7,83,311 while 65,97,209 people have recovered from the disease so far, the Union Health Ministry said.

This is the second consecutive day when the number of active cases has remained below eight lakh. PTI



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