Coronavirus cases in India increased by 54,044 new infections in last 24 hours, taking the total covid tally to 7.6 million, informed the health ministry. India recorded 717 new deaths, toll death count mounted to 1,15,914.

India total active cases are 7,40,090 after a decrease of 8,448 in last 24 hours. Total cured/migrated cases are 67,95,103 with 61,775 new discharges in last 24 hours.

India has tested total 9,72,00,379 samples tested for coronavirus up to 20th October. Of these, 10,83,608 samples were tested yesterday, reflected data on Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) portal.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the government was working rapidly to ensure the supply of COVID-19 vaccines to all citizens once they are available.

In his address to the nation, Modi urged Indians to continue wearing masks and uphold social distancing rules to prevent further spread of the pandemic ahead of India’s festive season.

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