Covid-19: India reports 46,232 fresh cases and 564 fatalities

New Delhi: With 46,232 new infections, India’s Coronavirus cases touched 90,50,597.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the Covid-19 death toll climbed to 1,32,726 with 564 new fatalities.

The number of active cases remained below five lakh for the 11th consecutive day. There are 4,39,747 active cases of Coronavirus infection in the country as on date, which comprises 4.86 per cent of the total caseload, as per the data.

The total recoveries have surged to 84,78,124 pushing the national recovery rate to 93.67 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 ICMR, over 13.06 crore samples have been tested till 20 November with 10,66,022 samples being tested on Friday.

The 564 new fatalities included 155 from Maharashtra, 118 from Delhi, 50 from West Bengal, 28 from Kerala, 25 from Haryana and 20 from Uttar Pradesh.

The total 1,32,726 deaths reported so far in the country includes 46,511 from Maharashtra, 11,621 from Karnataka, 11,568 from Tamilnadu, 8,159 from Delhi, 7,923 from West Bengal, 7,500 from Uttar Pradesh, 6,920 from Andhra Pradesh, 4,572 from Punjab and 3,837 from Gujarat.

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


NT Bureau