Covid-19: India crosses 90-lakh mark; death toll up 1,32,162

New Delhi: With 45,882 new infections, India’s Coronavirus cases crossed 90-lakh mark today.

According to Union Health Ministry data realesed this morning, the country’s total Covid-19 caseload now stands at 90,04,365. The recoveries surged to 84.28 lakh pushing the national recovery rate to 93.6 per cent.

The death toll climbed to 1,32,162 with the novel Coronavirus virus claiming 584 lives in a span of 24 hours in the country, the data said.

The Covid-19 case fatality rate has further declined to 1.46 per cent.There are 4,43,794 active cases of Coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 4.92 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 12,95,91,786 samples have been tested up to November 20 with 10,83,397 samples being tested on Thursday.

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.

The 584 new fatalities include 154 from Maharashtra, 98 from Delhi, 53 from West Bengal, 39 from Uttar Pradesh, 26 each from Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka, 20 from Haryana, 19 from Tamilnadu and 15 from Punjab.

A total of 1,32,162 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 46,356 from Maharashtra followed by 11,604 from Karnataka, 11,550 from Tamilnadu, 8,041 from Delhi, 7,873 from West Bengal, 7,480 from Uttar Pradesh, 6,910 from Andhra Pradesh, 4,556 from Punjab and 3,830 from Gujarat.

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

 

NT Bureau