New Delhi, Oct. 21 -- While national Case Fatality Rate (CFR) for covid-19 in India dropped to 1.51% on Wednesday, the centre advised states and union territories to further reduce it to below 1%. Except 14 states all other states have a CFR of more than 1%

India recorded 717 deaths in the past 24 hours, summing up the total toll to 116467. According to the union health ministry, 82% of new deaths are reported from 10 States and UTs. At least 29% of deaths reported yesterday are from Maharashtra with 213 deaths followed by Karnataka with 66 deaths, the union health ministry said in a statement.

At least 54,044 fresh covid-19 cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours, taking the total count to 76,68,690. The government said that 78% of t...