NEW DELHI, Oct 3 — India ‘s death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic has surpassed the 100,000-mark on Saturday, reaching 100,842, according to the latest data released by the federal health ministry.
India became the third country to report over 100,0000 COVID-19 deaths globally, after the United States and Brazil, Xinhua news agency reported.
Meanwhile, as many as 1,069 people died in the past 24 hours.
With 79,476 new cases reported since Friday morning, the total COVID-19 tally in the country has reached 6,473,544.
There are 944,996 active cases in the country, while 5,427,706 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 77,850,403 COVID-19 tests had been conducted till Friday, out of which 1,132,675 tests were conducted on Friday alone.