With 70,496 new instances, nationwide coronavirus tally reaches 69.1 lakh


Bengaluru, October 9

India’s total coronavirus cases rose by 70,496 in the last 24 hours to 69.1 lakh on Friday morning, data from the Union Health Ministry showed.

Deaths from COVID-19 infections rose by 964 to 106,490, the ministry said.

India’s death toll from the novel coronavirus rose past 1,00,000 on Saturday, only the third country in the world to reach that bleak milestone. The United States and Brazil occupy the first and second position, respectively. Reuters



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