Sharmili Mallick

New Delhi: With 44,684 new infections in a day, the Covid-19 tally in India today rose to 87.73 lakh while 81,63,572 people have recovered from the disease so far, according to the Union Health Ministry data released on Saturday. The national recovery rate stood at 93.04 per cent.

With the fresh cases, the number of novel coronavirus cases climbed to 87,73,479. The death toll mounted to 1,29,188 with the pandemic claiming 520 more lives in a span of 24 hours in the country, the data updated at 8 AM revealed.

The COVID-19 case fatality rate has further declined to 1.47 per cent.

There are 4,80,719 active COVID-19 cases in the country which comprises 5.48 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 12,40,31,230 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to November 13 with 9,29,491 samples being tested on Friday.

Maharashtra continued to be the worst-hit state with 17,40,461 cases till date. There are 84,082 active cases and 45,809 Covid-19 deaths.

Delhi recorded a spike of 7,802 Covid-19 cases on Friday taking its infection tally to over 4,74,830, while 91 more fatalities pushed the national capital's death toll to 7,423.

The other worst hits are Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh.

(With agency inputs)