NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 8: India reports 78,524 new COVID-19 cases and 971 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, taking the tally on Thursday to 68-lakh mark (68,35,656), according to the data by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).
There are 9,02,425 active cases in the country so far. With 971 COVID-19 deaths, the toll due to the disease now stands at 1,05,526.
Maintaining the spree of registering more recoveries than the new confirmed cases, 83,011 single day recoveries were registered in last 24 hours as against 78,524 new confirmed cases. The total recovered cases stand at 58,27,704. The gap between Recovered cases and Active cases has crossed 49 lakh (49,25,279).
The Active Cases are less than 10 lakh for the 17th day in a row. Presently the active cases comprise merely 13.20% of the total positive cases of the country.
Higher number of recoveries has aided the national recovery rate to further improve to 85.25%.
75% of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 States/UTs. Maharashtra alone has contributed the maximum with more than 16,000 single day recovery.
State-wise Tally —