India’s Covid-19 caseload touches 91.77 lakh; death toll 1,34,218

New Delhi: With 37,975 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload climbed to 91,77,840 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the Covid-19 death toll climbed to 1,34,218 with 480 new fatalities.

The number of active cases remained below 5 lakh for the fourteenth consecutive day.There are 4,38,667 active cases of Coronavirus infection in the country as on date which comprises 4.78 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 86,04,955 pushing the national recovery rate to 93.76 per cent, while the Covid-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.46 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, crossed 80 lakh on 29 October, and surpassed 90 lakh on 20 November.

According to the ICMR, over 13.36 crore samples have been tested up to 23 November with 10,99,545 samples being tested on Monday.

The 480 new fatalities include 121 from Delhi, 47 from West Bengal, 30 from Maharashtra, 28 from Haryana, 24 from Karnataka, 23 each from Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh and 22 from Kerala.

A total of 1,34,218 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 46,653 from Maharashtra followed by 11,678 from Karnataka, 11,622 from Tamilnadu, 8,512 from Delhi, 8,072 from West Bengal, 7,582 from Uttar Pradesh, 6,948 from Andhra Pradesh, 4,631 from Punjab and 3,876 from Gujarat.

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

 

NT Bureau