Covid-19: India crosses 92-lakh mark; death toll up 1,34,699

New Delhi: With 44,376 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus cases crossed 92-lakh mark today.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the country’s total Covid-19 caseload now stands at 92,22,216.

The death toll due to the disease climbed to 1,34,699 with 481 new fatalities, the data said.

The active caseload shot up to 4,44,746, an increase of 6,079 cases from Tuesday, even though it remained below five lakh for the 15th consecutive day, accounting for 4.82 per cent of the total cases, the data stated.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 86,42,771, pushing the national recovery rate to 93.72 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 mark on 23 August and 40-lakh mark on 5 September.

It went past 50 lakh on 16 September, 60 lakh on 28 September, 70 lakh on 11 October, 80 lakh on 29 October and 90 lakh on 20 November.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), over 13.48 crore samples were tested for Covid-19 up to 24 November, including 11,59,032 on Tuesday.

The 481 new fatalities include 109 from Delhi, 49 from West Bengal, 33 each from Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, 30 from Maharashtra, 24 from Kerala, 22 from Punjab and 21 from Chhattisgarh.

Of the 1,34,699 deaths reported in the country so far due to the disease, Maharashtra accounts for 46,683, followed by Karnataka (11,695), Tamilnadu (11,639), Delhi (8,621), West Bengal (8,121), Uttar Pradesh (7,615), Andhra Pradesh (6,956), Punjab (4,653) and Gujarat (3,892).

According to the health ministry, more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

 

NT Bureau