WORLD India's COVID-19 case tally passes 8 million


India's COVID-19 case tally passes 8 million


13:47, October 29, 2020

An election officer checks the temperature of a voter during the first phase of state elections in Paliganj, in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, October 28, 2020. (Photo: AP)

India on Thursday reported 49,881 new COVID-19 cases, taking its total caseload to 8,040,203, according to the country's health ministry.

Some 517 more people have died due to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, raising its official death toll to 120,527.

Still there are 603,687 active COVID-19 cases in the country, while 7,315,989 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far.

The Indian government has been ramping up COVID-19 testing facilities across the country. As of Wednesday, a total of 106,563,440 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the country, out of which 1,075,760 tests were conducted on Wednesday alone, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research.

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