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COVID-19 Cases In India Cross 90-Lakh Mark

New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 tally of cases galloped past 50 lakh on Friday with 45,882 new cases, while the recoveries surged to 84.28 lakh pushing the national recovery rate to 93.6 per cent, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Friday.

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 90,04,365, while the death toll climbed to 1,32,162 with 584 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The COVID-19 case fatality rate has further declined to 1.46 per cent.

There are 4,43,794 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 4.92 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 12,95,91,786 samples have been tested up to November 20 with 10,83,397 samples being tested on Thursday.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5.

It went past 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11 and crossed 80 lakh on October 29

For the 13th day in a row, fresh cases in India have been less than 50,000. On November 7, India reported 50,356.

Statewise — the worst-hit continues to be Maharashtra with 17,63,055 confirmed cases, followed by Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

The Covid situation in Delhi-NCR remains grim with a third wave wreaking havoc. The latest surge has left the healthcare system here gasping for relief. As of Thursday night there has been 5,10,630 confirmed cases and 8,041 deaths so far.

The hospitals in Delhi, both government and private hospitals, as of now, are left with only 9 per cent ICU beds with ventilators, which are extremely crucial for patients with severe disease, as per the Delhi Corona App.

(With Agency Inputs)

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