New Delhi: Coronavirus cases in India crossed 81-lakh mark on Saturday (October 31, 2020) with 48,648 fresh COVID-19 infections reported in the last 24 hours. As per the Ministry of health data, India’s COVID-19 caseload surged to 81,37,119, while the number of recoveries crossed the 74-lakh mark, pushing the recovery rate to 91.34 per cent.
The country’s COVID-19 death toll climbed to 1,21,641 with 551 new fatalities, as per the Ministry of Health data. The case fatality rate has dropped to 1.49 per cent. The number of active COVID-19 cases remained below 6 lakh for the second consecutive day.
The total coronavirus cases in India include 5,82,649 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country, which comprise 7.16 per cent of the total caseload. The 551 new fatalities include 127 from Maharashtra, 59 from West Bengal, 49 each from Chhattisgarh and Karnataka, 47 from Delhi and 38 from Tamil Nadu.