Covid-19: India records 15,590 new cases and 191 deaths

New Delhi: With 15,590 new infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 1,05,27,683 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll has increased to 1,51,918 with 191 new fatalities.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,01,62,738 pushing the national Covid-19 recovery rate to 96.53 per cent, while the Covid-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.44 per cent.

The Covid-19 active caseload remained below three lakh. There are 2,13,027 active Coronavirus infections in the country which comprise 2.02 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, 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 Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 18,49,62,401 samples have been tested up to 14 January with 7,30,096 samples being tested on Thursday.

The 191 new fatalities include 70 from Maharashtra, 19 from Kerala, 17 from West Bengal, 14 from Uttar Pradesh, 10 each from Chhattisgarh and Punjab, eight from Madhya Pradesh, six from Haryana, and four each from Delhi, Andhra Pradesh and Tamilnadu.

A total of 1,51,918 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 50,291 from Maharashtra followed by 12,246 from Tamilnadu, 12,155 from Karnataka, 10,722 from Delhi, 10,010 from West Bengal, 8,543 from Uttar Pradesh, 7,138 from Andhra Pradesh and 5,473 from Punjab.

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

 

NT Bureau