Covid-19: India crosses 86-lakh mark; death toll up 1,27,571

New Delhi: With 44,281 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus cases crossed 86-lakh mark today.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the country’s total Covid-19 caseload now stands at 86,36,011. The death toll rose to 1,27,571 after 512 new fatalities were reported, the data said.

At present, there are 4,94,657 active cases in the country which comprise 5.73 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

The total recoveries have surged to 80,13,783, pushing the national recovery rate to 92.79 per cent, while Covid-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.48 per cent.

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 the ICMR, a cumulative total of 12,07,69,151 samples have been tested so far with 11,53,294 samples being tested on Tuesday.

The 512 new fatalities include 110 from Maharashtra, 83 from Delhi, 53 from West Bengal, 30 from Uttar Pradesh, 28 from Kerala, 25 from Tamilnadu, 20 each from Karnataka and Punjab.

Total 1,27,571 deaths reported so far in the country include 45,435 from Maharashtra followed by 11,430 from Karnataka, 11,387 from Tamilnadu, 7,403 from West Bengal, 7,261 from Uttar Pradesh, 7,143 from Delhi, 6,814 from Andhra Pradesh, 4,358 from Punjab and 3,770 from Gujarat.

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


NT Bureau