Covid-19: India crosses 93-lakh mark; death toll up 1,35,715

New Delhi: With 43,082 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus cases crossed 93-lakh mark today.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the country’s total Covid-19 caseload now stands at 93,09,787.

The death toll has climbed to 1,35,715 with the Coronavirus claiming 492 lives in a span of 24 hours, the data said.

As many as 87,18,517 people have recuperated so far pushing the national recovery rate to 93.64 per cent.

There are 4,55,555 active cases of Coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 4.89 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 13,70,62,749 samples have been tested up to 26 November with 11,31,204 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 and 90 lakh on 20 November.

The 492 new fatalities include 91 from Delhi, 65 from Maharashtra, 52 from West Bengal, 30 from Uttar Pradesh, 27 from Kerala, 26 from Punjab, 25 from Haryana, 18 from Chhattisgarh and 12 from Karnataka.

A total of 1,35,715 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 46,813 from Maharashtra followed by 11726 from Karnataka, 11669 from Tamilnadu, 8811 from Delhi, 8224 from West Bengal, 7674 from Uttar Pradesh, 6970 from Andhra Pradesh, 4710 from Punjab and 3922 from Gujarat.

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


NT Bureau