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COVID-19: India Records 31118 New Cases, 482 Fatalities In Last 24 Hours

New Delhi: With 31,118 new coronavirus cases and 482 deaths in the past 24 hours, India’s overall tally stood at 94,62,809 on Tuesday, while the recoveries surged to 88,89,585, according to the Union Health Ministry’s data updated on Tuesday.

The death toll climbed to 1,37,621 after 482 more fatalities were recorded, the data updated at 8 am showed.


The number of new COVID-19 cases reported in the country in a span of 24 hours dropped below 35,000 for the third time this month.

The total number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 88,89,585, pushing the national recovery rate to 93.94 per cent. The COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.45 per cent.

The active COVID-19 caseload remained below five lakh for the 21th consecutive day. There are 4,35,603 active cases in the country which comprise 4.60 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

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, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, and surpassed 90 lakh on November 20.

According to the ICMR, 14,13, 49,298 samples have been tested so far with 9,69,332 samples being tested on Monday.

Maharashtra continued to be the worst-hit state with 18,23,896 cases till date. There are 91,623 active cases and 47,151 Covid-19 deaths.

According to the Ministry, over 70 per cent of the daily new cases are contributed by eight States and UT, i.e. Maharashtra, Delhi, Kerala, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Chhattisgarh.

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 63 million mark, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.46 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Tuesday, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 6,31,89,103 and 14,66,762, respectively.

The US is the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 1,35,36,216 and 2,67,987 respectively, according to the CSSE.

India comes in second place in terms of cases.

(With Agency Inputs)

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