India, Oct. 18 -- India's tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) went up to 7,494,551 after 61,871 new cases and 1,033 deaths were recorded between Friday and Saturday morning, according to the Union health ministry's dashboard. The number of new infections reported in the past week has been below the 70,000 mark, with the lowest on October 13 at 55,342, data shows.

The country, which is the second worst-hit country in the world in terms of numbers of infections, added 374,013 Covid-19 cases in the last week. However, the daily deaths rose to over 1,000 on Sunday after remaining below 900 between Monday and Saturday. On October 15, it was the lowest for the week when 680 Covid-19 patients succumbed across the country. India's death ...