According to the union, India’s COVID-19 tally rose to 1,06,89,527 with 12,689 new cases a day, while 1,03,59,305 people have recovered from the infection, which is the national recovery rate up to 96.91 percent so far. Is increasing Statistics of the Ministry of Health.
The death toll reached 1,53,724, with 137 more deaths, data updated at 8 am.
The COVID-19 case fatality rate is 1.44 percent.
There are 1,76,498 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country, comprising 1.65 percent of the total caseloid, the data said.
According to ICMR, a total of 19,36,13,120 samples have been cumulatively tested till 26 January, with 5,50,426 samples being tested on Tuesday.
India’s COVID-19 Tally crossed 20 lakh on 7 August, 30 lakh on 23 August and 40 lakh on 5 September.
It crossed 50 lakh on 16 September, 60 lakh on 28 September, 70 lakh on 11 October and 80 lakh on 29 October and 90 lakh on 20 November and one crore on 19 December.
The 137 latest fatal incidents include 47 from Maharashtra, 19 from Kerala, 14 from Chhattisgarh, 11 from Punjab, nine from West Bengal, eight from Uttar Pradesh and seven from Delhi.
Of the total 1,53,724 deaths in the country so far, 50,862 have been reported from Maharashtra, 12,325 from Tamil Nadu, 12,204 from Karnataka, 10,820 from Delhi, 10,131 from West Bengal, 8,632 from Uttar Pradesh, 7,150 from Andhra Pradesh, 5,571 from Punjab and Punjab. 4,381 from Gujarat.
The Ministry of Health insisted that more than 70 percent of the deaths were due to comorbidity.
“Our data is being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR),” the ministry said on its website.
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