India registered 36,410 new cases of the coronavirus in the last 24 hours which is the lowest number of daily new cases since July 17. The country’s COVID-19 tally now stands at 79.46 lakh (79,46,429) which includes 6,25,857 people getting treated for the disease and so many as 72,01,070 people have recovered. On Monday, 488 deaths were reported, taking the death toll to 1,19,502.
India’s Covid-19 fatality rate has dropped to 1.50 per cent on Monday, that is lowest since March 22. The Union Health Ministry said the Case Fatality Ratio (CFR) was lower than one per cent in at least 14 states and Union Territories, including Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar, Odisha, Assam and Kerala.
The Union Health Ministry said, “India has one of the lowest fatality rates in the world. The case fatality rate is lowest since March 22 and is continuously declining.”
The Covid-19 vaccine being developed by the University of Oxford has shown an immune response in both elderly and young people. It showed less adverse reactions among the elderly. Drugmaker AstraZeneca’s vaccine is now seen as a game-changer in the battle against the novel coronavirus.
COVID-19 latest updates:
# Odisha reports 1,247 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths and 2,003 recoveries in the last 24 hours. The state now has a total of 2,83,942 confirmed cases with 2,66,105 recoveries and 16,512 active cases. The death toll is at 1,272.
# Andaman and Nicobar Islands covid-19 tally rose to 4,253 after eight more people tested positive for covid on Tuesday.
# Telangana reported 837 new COVID-19 cases taking the overall tally in the state to 2,32,671 while for more deaths pushed the toll to 1,315 on Tuesday.
# With 1,649 new COVID-19 cases and 43 more deaths, Chhattisgarh's total covid cases count increased to 1,77,608 and the toll to 1,861 on Monday. The number of people who have recovered from the disease also increased to 1,53,654 after 314 people were discharged from various hospitals while 2,487 patients completed their home isolation. Active cases in the state are 22,093.
# Nagaland covid-19 tally increased to 8,663 after 37 new positive cases were detected on Monday. The state also recorded 67 recoveries, taking the number of recoveries in the state to 6,720.
# Assam's coronavirus tally stands at 2,04,386, while the death toll is at 908. The state reported two deaths and 215 positive cases on Monday.
# Bihar recorded 513 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 2,12,704. The death count in the state mounted to 1,058 after 9 more people died of the infection on Monday. The active cases, however, went below the 10,000-mark for the first time since July.
# Summary of MoHFW data, October 27
- Active cases: 625,857 (Net reduction: 27,860)
- Deaths: 119,502 (Net addition: 488)
- Cured: 7,201,070 (Net addition: 63,842)
- Total cases: 7,946,429 (Net addition: 36,470)
# Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally increased to 99,906 when 220 more people tested positive for the infection on Tuesday. Six more patients succumbed to the disease, pushing the state's coronavirus death toll to 872.
# 48 fresh COVID19 in Meghalaya on Monday, taking the tally in the state to 9,066. Altogether 139 people recovered from the disease, raising the total number of recoveries to 7,471.
# Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said, a total 10,44,20,894 samples tested for Covid-19 up to 26th October. Of these 9,58,116 samples were tested yesterday.
# The number of active cases in Mizoram is 315 while 2,212 people have been discharged so far. No death reported in the state so far.