Covid-19: India crosses 82-lakh mark; recovery rate touches 91.68%

New Delhi: With 45,231 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus cases crossed 82-lakh mark today.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the total coronavirus cases mounted to 82,29,313. The death toll climbed to 1,22,607 with 496 new fatalities, the data showed.

A total of 75,44,798 people have recuperated from Covid-19 so far, taking the national recovery rate to 91.68 per cent, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.49 per cent.

The number of active cases of Covid-19 remained below six lakh for the fourth consecutive day.

There are 5,61,908 active Coronavirus cases in the country as on date which comprise 6.83 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7 August, 30 lakh on 23 August and 40 lakh on 5 September. It went past 50 lakh on 16 September, 60 lakh on 28 September, 70 lakh on 11 October and crossed 80 lakh on 29 October.

According to ICMR, a cumulative total of 11,07,43,103 samples have been tested up to 1 November with 8,55,800 samples being tested on Sunday.

The 496 new fatalities include 113 deaths from Maharashtra, 59 from West Bengal, 51 from Delhi, 49 from Chhattisgarh, 30 Tamilnadu and 28 from Kerala.

Out of the 1,22,607 deaths reported so far in the country, 44,024 are from Maharashtra, 11,192 from Karnataka, 11,152 from Tamilnadu, 7,051 from Uttar Pradesh, 6,900 from West Bengal, 6,706 from Andhra Pradesh, 6,562 from Delhi, 4,214 from Punjab and 3,721 from Gujarat.

The Health Ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.


NT Bureau