India’s Covid-19 cases rise to 99.32 lakh; death toll up 1,44,096

New Delhi: With 26,382 new infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 99,32,547 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll rose to 1,44,096 with 387 new fatalities.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 94,56,449, pushing the national recovery rate to 95.21 per cent, while the Covid-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.45 per cent.

The Covid-19 active caseload remained below four lakh for the 10th consecutive day. There are 3,32,002 active Coronavirus infections in the country which constitute 3.34 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, 80 lakh on 29 October, and 90 lakh on 20 November.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 15,66,46,280 samples have been tested up to 15 December, of which 10,85,625 were conducted on Tuesday.

The 387 new fatalities include 70 from Maharashtra, 45 from West Bengal, 41 from Delhi, 33 from Kerala and 20 from Uttar Pradesh.

Total 1,44,096 deaths reported so far in the country include 48,339 from Maharashtra, followed by 11,965 from Karnataka, 11,919 from Tamilnadu, 10,115 from Delhi, 9,145 from West Bengal, 8,103 from Uttar Pradesh, 7,064 from Andhra Pradesh and 5,117 from Punjab.

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


NT Bureau