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India’s COVID-19 Tally Breaches 88-Lakh Mark, Recovery Rate Goes Past 93.09%

New Delhi: As India celebrated Diwali, 41,100 new coronavirus cases and 447 more deaths were recorded in the country in the last 24 hours, according to the health ministry’s data updated on Sunday

The total number of coronavirus cases mounted to 88,14,579 with 41,100 of those reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 1,29,635 with 447 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

India now has 4,79,216 active cases after a net decrease of 1,503 cases due to number of discharges and deaths in the last 24 hours, while 42,156 more cured patients took the total recoveries to 82,05,728, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) data shows.

The recovery rate stands at 93.09 per cent, and the fatality rate at 1.47 per cent, the Ministry said.

The country’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 the 50-lakh mark on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11 and 80 lakh on October 29.

Maharashtra continued to be the worst-hit state with 17,44,698 cases till date. There are 86,470 active cases and 45,914 COVID-19 deaths.

The other worst-hit states are Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 12,48,36,819 samples were tested for COVID-19 up to November 14 with 8,05,589 of those tested on Saturday.

The 447 new fatalities include 105 from Maharashtra, 96 from Delhi, 53 from West Bengal, 27 from Uttar Pradesh and 26 from Kerala.

A total of 1,29,635 deaths have so far been reported in the country due to the disease, with Maharashtra accounting for the highest number of 45,914, followed by Karnataka (11,508), Tamil Nadu (11,466), West Bengal (7,610), Delhi (7,519), Uttar Pradesh (7,354), Andhra Pradesh (6,854), Punjab (4,428) and Gujarat (3,797).

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

“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that a state-wise distribution of the figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

(With Agency Inputs)

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