New Delhi, Oct. 18 -- India's COVID-19 caseload went past 74 lakh, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease crossed 65 lakh pushing the recovery rate to 87.78%, according to data updated by the Union Health Ministry on Sunday.

The coronavirus death toll climbed to 1,14,031 with the virus claiming 1033 lives in a day, while the infection tally mounted to 74,94,552 with 61,871 new cases being reporte,according to the data by Health Ministry.

The active cases of coronavirus infection dropped below eight lakh for the first time in one-and-half months, the ministry said.

India stood second behind the US in terms of active cases of COVID-19 as well total caseload, according to Worldometer.

As India has scaled up its ...