Covid-19: India reports lowest cases – 12,584

New Delhi: India today reported its lowest Coronavirus cases in the last seven months – 12,584.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the country’s total Covid-19 caseload rose to 1,04,79,179. The death toll increased to 1,51,327 with 167 daily new fatalities.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,01,11,294 pushing the national Covid-19 recovery rate to 96.49 per cent, while the Covid-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.44 per cent. The Covid-19 active caseload remained below 3 lakh.

There are 2,16,558 active Coronavirus infections in the country which comprises 2.07 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, crossed 80 lakh on 29 October, 90 lakh on 20 November and surpassed the one-crore mark on 19 December.

According to the ICMR, 18,26,52,887 samples have been tested up to 11 January with 8,97,056 samples being tested on Monday.

The 167 new fatalities include 40 from Maharashtra, 20 from Kerala, 16 from West Bengal, 15 from Chhattisgarh and 13 from Delhi.

A total of 151327 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 50,101 from Maharashtra followed by 12,228 from Tamilndu, 12,144 from Karnataka, 10,691 from Delhi, 9,957 from West Bengal, 8,504 from Uttar Pradesh, 7,131 from Andhra Pradesh and 5,447 from Punjab.

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


NT Bureau