India's COVID-19 caseload goes past 92 lakh; number of active cases increases by 6,079
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 86,42,771, pushing the national recovery rate to 93.72 percent
New Delhi: India's COVID-19 caseload went past 92 lakh with 44,376 new cases reported in a day, while the number of recoveries surged to 86.42 lakh, the health ministry said on Wednesday.
The number of total coronavirus cases rose to 92,22,216 in the country, while the death toll due to the disease climbed to 1,34,699 with 481 new fatalities, the ministry's data updated at 8 am showed.
The active caseload shot up to 4,44,746, an increase of 6,079 cases from Tuesday, even though it remained below five lakh for the 15th consecutive day, accounting for 4.82 percent of the total cases, the data stated.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 86,42,771, pushing the national recovery rate to 93.72 percent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.46 percent.
India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7 August, 30-lakh mark on 23 August and 40-lakh mark on 5 September.
It went past 50 lakh on 16 September, 60 lakh on 28 September, 70 lakh on 11 October, 80 lakh on 29 October and 90 lakh on 20 November.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), over 13.48 crore samples were tested for COVID-19 up to 24 November, including 11,59,032 on Tuesday.
COVID-19 'upsurge' recorded in five states, Kerala and Maharashtra account for 75.87% active cases, says Centre
The ministry said 18 states/UTs have not reported any COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours
The Union Health Minister added that India had successfully curbed the number of cases per million population despite many constraints
The COVID-19 toll increased to 1,56,705 on Thursday with 138 daily new fatalities. The daily deaths crossed 130 after a gap of 26 days