India’s Coronavirus cases rise to 97.35 lakh

New Delhi: With 32,080 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 97.35 lakh today.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the country’s total Covid-19 cases now stands at 97,35,850. The death toll rose to 1,41,360 with 402 new fatalities, data said.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 92,15,581, pushing the national recovery rate to 94.66 per cent, while the Covid-19 case fatality rate stood at 1.45 per cent.

The Covid-19 active caseload remained below four lakh for the third consecutive day. There are 3,78,909 active Coronavirus infections in the country now which comprises 3.89 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed 20 lakh 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 and 70 lakh on 11 October. The figure crossed 80 lakh on 29 October and surpassed 90 lakh on 20 November.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 14,98,36,767 samples have been tested up to 8 December, with 10,22,712 such examinations being conducted on Tuesday.

The new fatalities include 57 from Delhi, 53 from Maharashtra, 49 from West Bengal, 31 from Kerala, 30 from Punjab, 23 from Uttar Pradesh and 20 from Rajasthan.

The total number of deaths reported so far in the country includes 47,827 from Maharashtra, 11,880 from Karnataka, 11,822 from Tamilnadu, 9,763 from Delhi, 8,820 from West Bengal, 7,967 from Uttar Pradesh, 7,042 from Andhra Pradesh and 4,964 from Punjab.

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


NT Bureau