India reports 10,584 new COVID-19 cases, 78 fatalities in a day; tally crosses 1.1 cr

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The active coronavirus cases in the country have reduced to 1,47,306 which comprises 1.34 percent of the total caseload, said the health ministry

India reports 10,584 new COVID-19 cases, 78 fatalities in a day; tally crosses 1.1 cr

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New Delhi: India’s overall count of COVID-19 cases surged to 1,10,16,434 with 10,584 new infections being reported in a day, said the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday.

The toll increased to 1,56,463 with 78 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,07,12,665, taking the national COVID-19 recovery rate 97.24 percent and the case fatality rate stands at 1.42 percent.

The active coronavirus infections in the country have reduced to 1,47,306 which comprises 1.34 percent of the total caseload, the data stated.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7 August, 30 lakh on 23 August, 40 lakh on 5 September and 50 lakh on 16 September.

It went past 60 lakh on 28 September, 70 lakh on 11 October, crossed 80 lakh on 29 October, 90 lakh on 20 November and surpassed the one-crore mark on 19 December.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 21,22,30,431 samples have been tested up to 22 February with 6,78,685 samples being tested on Monday.

The 78 new fatalities include 18 from Maharashtra, 16 from Kerala and 15 from Punjab.

A total of 1,56,463 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 51,806 from Maharashtra followed by 12,466 from Tamil Nadu, 12,299 from Karnataka, 10,901 from Delhi, 10,251 from West Bengal, 8,716 from Uttar Pradesh and 7,167 from Andhra Pradesh.

The Union health ministry stressed that more than 70 percent 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 state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.



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