Covid-19: India records 20,021 new cases and 279 deaths

New Delhi: With 20,021 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus cases rose to 1,02,07,871 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the country’s Coronavirus death toll reached to 1,47,901 with 279 new fatalities.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 97,82,669, pushing the national recovery rate to 95.83 per cent, while the Covid-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.45 per cent

The Covid-19 active caseload remained below 3 lakh for the seventh consecutive day. There are 2,77,301 active Coronavirus infections in the country, which comprise 2.72 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, 40 lakh on 5 September and 50 lakh on 16 September. It went past 60 lakh on 28 September, 70 lakh on 11 October, 80 lakh on 29 October, 90 lakh on 20 November and crossed the one-crore mark on 19 December.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 16,88,18,054 samples have been tested up to 27 December with 7,15,397 samples being tested on Sunday

The 279 new fatalities include 66 from Maharashtra, 29?from West Bengal and 25 from Kerala.

The 1,47,901 deaths reported so far in the country include 49,255 from Maharashtra followed by 12,069 from Tamilnadu, 12,062 from Karnataka, 10,453 from Delhi, 9,598 from West Bengal, 8,306 from Uttar Pradesh, 7,094 from Andhra Pradesh and 5,299 from Punjab

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


Karthikeyan Halan