Covid-19: India nears 99-lakh mark; death toll up 1,43,355

New Delhi: With 27,071 new infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload reached 98,84,100 mark today.

According to union Health Ministry data released this morning, the Covid-19 death toll has climbed to 1,43,355 with 336 new fatalities.

As many as 93,88,159 people have recovered from the disease, thus pushing the national recovery rate to 94.98 per cent.

The active Covid-19 caseload continues to remain below the 5 lakh-mark. There are 3,52,586 active Coronavirus infections in the country which comprises 3.57 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

According to the ICMR, over 13.95 crore samples have been tested up to 28 November with 12,83,449 samples being tested on Saturday.

The 336 new fatalities include 33 from Delhi, 70 from Maharashtra 47 from West Bengal, 7 from Haryana, 20 from Punjab, 29 from Kerala and 16 from Uttar Pradesh.

A total of 1,43,355 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 48,209 from Maharashtra followed by 11,944 from Karnataka, 11,895 from Tamilnadu, 10,014 from Delhi, 9,057 from West Bengal, 8,072 from Uttar Pradesh, 7,057 from Andhra Pradesh, 5,077 from Punjab, 4,171 from Gujarat and 3,404 from Madhya Pradesh, the data said.


NT Bureau