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India's active Covid cases fall below 8 lakh after 6 weeks

Oct 17, 2020 10:49 IST

India has scaled an "unprecedented" peak as active coronavirus cases dropped below the 8 lakh mark for the first time in 1.5 months, the Health Ministry said on Saturday morning. The country's Covid tally surged to 74.3 lakh with a spike of over 62,000 new cases and 837 deaths in the last 24 hours. India has seen a steady decline in daily cases for the last many days. The total number of active cases in India dropped to 7.95 lakh on Saturday as close to 71,000 patients fought off Covid-19 since Friday. More than 65 lakh patients in the country have so far recovered from the viral infection, pushing the country's recovery rate to almost 88 per cent.

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