Covid-19: India crosses 89-lakh mark, death toll up 1,30,993

New Delhi: With 38,617 fresh cases, India’s Coronavirus cases crossed 89-lakh mark today.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the country’s total Covid-19 caseload touched 89,12,907. The death toll climbed to 1,30,993 with 474 new fatalities.

The number of active cases remained below 5 lakh for the eighth consecutive day.There are 4,46,805 active cases of Coronavirus infection in the country as on date which comprises 5.01 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

The total recoveries have surged to 83,35,109 pushing the national recovery rate to 93.52 per cent, while the Covid-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.47 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 more than 12.74 crore samples have been tested up to 17 November with 9,37,279 samples being tested on Tuesday.

The 474 new fatalities include 99 from Delhi, 68 from Maharashtra, 52 from West Bengal, 30 from Punjab, 27 from Kerala and 25 from Haryana.

A total of 1,30,993 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 46,102 from Maharashtra followed by 11,557 from Karnataka, 11,513 from Tamilnadu, 7,812 from Delhi, 7,766 from West Bengal, 7,412 from Uttar Pradesh, 6,890 from Andhra Pradesh, 4,510 from Punjab and 3,815 from Gujarat.

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


NT Bureau