Covid-19: India crosses 96-lakh mark

New Delhi: With 36,652 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus cases crossed 96.08 lakh today.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the country’s total Covid-19 caseload now stands at 96,08,211. The death toll has climbed to 1,39,700 with the Coronavirus claiming 512 lives in a span of 24 hours in the country.

As many as 90,58,822 people have recuperated from the disease so far pushing the national recovery rate to 94.28 per cent today, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

There are 4,09,689 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 4.26 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 14,58,85,512 samples have been tested up to 4 December with 11,57,763 samples being tested on Friday.

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 512 new fatalities include 127 from Maharashtra, 73 from Delhi, 52 from West Bengal, 29 each from Uttar Pradesh and Kerala, 20 from Punjab, 19 from Haryana, 15 from Chhattisgarh and 13 from Karnataka.

A total of 1,39,700 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 47,599 from Maharashtra followed by 11,834 from Karnataka, 11,762 from Tamilnadu, 9,497 from Delhi, 8,628 from West Bengal, 7,877 from Uttar Pradesh, 7,020 from Andhra Pradesh, 4,882 from Punjab and 4,049 from Gujarat.

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


NT Bureau