India’s Covid-19 cases rise to 94.62 lakh

New Delhi: With 31,118 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus cases rose to 94.62 lakh today.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the country’s total Covid-19 caseload now stands at 94,62,809.

The death toll climbed to 1,37,621 after 482 more fatalities were reported, the data said.

ew infections due to Covid-19 started to decline steadily since the first week of October

A total 12,78,727 cases were reported in November, a decrease from October’s 18,71,498, accounting for about 13.51 per cent of the total instances of the viral infection reported in the country so far.

The past month also saw 15,510 lives lost due to the disease, which is just around 11.27 per cent of the total 1,37,621 deaths recorded so far.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 88,89,585, pushing the national recovery rate to 93.94 per cent. The Covid-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.45 per cent.

The active Covid-19 caseload remained below five lakh for the 21th consecutive day. There are 4,35,603 active cases in the country which comprise 4.60 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

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, 14,13, 49,298 samples have been tested so far with 9,69,332 samples being tested on Monday.

The 482 new fatalities include 108 from Delhi, 80 from Maharashtra, 48 from West Bengal, 27 each from Haryana and Punjab, 21 each from Chhattisgarh and Kerala and 20 each from Gujarat and Rajasthan.

Total 1,37,621 deaths reported so far in the country include 47,151 from Maharashtra followed by 11,778 from Karnataka, 11,712 from Tamilnadu, 9,174 from Delhi, 8,424 from West Bengal, 7,761 from Uttar Pradesh, 6,992 from Andhra Pradesh, 4,807 from Punjab, 3,989 from Gujarat and 3,260 from Madhya Pradesh

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

 

NT Bureau