India registers 13,993 new COVID-19 cases, highest in 22 days; active caseload stays below 1.5 lakh

The number of people who have recuperated from the coronavirus surged to 1,06,78,048 taking the national recovery rate to 97.27 percent, said the health ministry

Press Trust of India February 20, 2021 10:54:32 IST
India registers 13,993 new COVID-19 cases, highest in 22 days; active caseload stays below 1.5 lakh

A medical worker inoculates a doctor with a Covid-19 vaccine in Ahmedabad. AFP

New Delhi: Daily cases of COVID-19 in the country climbed to about 14,000 after nearly 22 days, taking India's tally to 1,09,77,387, according to Union health ministry on Saturday.

A total of 13,993 new cases were registered in a span of 24 hours. The toll increased to 101 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. On 29 January, 18,855 daily cases were recorded.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,06,78,048 which translates to a national recovery rate of 97.27 percent and the case fatality rate stands at 1.42 percent. The COVID-19 active caseload remained below 1.5 lakh.

There are 1,43,127 active cases of coronavirus infections in the country which comprises 1.27 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), 21,02,61,480 samples have been tested up to 19 February, with 7,86,618 samples being tested on Friday.

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