Covid-19: India records 15,223 new cases and 151 deaths

New Delhi: With 15,223 new infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 1,02,65,706 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll increased to 1,52,869 with 151 daily new fatalities.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,02,65,706 pushing the national Covid-19 recovery rate of 96.75 per cent. The Covid-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.44 per cent.

The Covid-19 active caseload remained below 2 lakh.There are 1,92,308 active coronavirus infections in the country which comprises 1.81 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, 18,93,47,782 samples have been tested up to 20 January with 7,80,835 samples being tested on Wednesday.

The 151 new fatalities include 59 from Maharashtra, 18 from Kerala, 10 each from Delhi and Chhattisgarh.

A total of 152869 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 50,582 from Maharashtra followed by 12,290 from Tamilnadu, 12,185 from Karnataka, 10,774 from Delhi, 10,080 from West Bengal, 8,591 from Uttar Pradesh and, 7,142 from Andhra Pradesh.

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

 

NT Bureau