Coronavirus outbreak: 46,232 new infections take India's tally to 90.50 lakh; toll rises to 1,32,726

The number of active cases remained below five lakh for the eleventh consecutive day. There are presently 4,39,747 active cases of coronavirus in the country

Press Trust of India November 21, 2020 11:59:33 IST
Coronavirus outbreak: 46,232 new infections take India's tally to 90.50 lakh; toll rises to 1,32,726

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New Delhi: India's COVID-19 caseload climbed to 90.50 lakh on Saturday with 46,232 new infections while, the number of people who have recuperated from the disease went past 84.78 lakh, said the health ministry.

The total number of coronavirus infection mounted to 90,50,597 with 46,232 infections being reported in a day, while the toll climbed to 1,32,726 with 564 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The number of active cases remained below five lakh for the eleventh consecutive day. There are 4,39,747 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country, which comprises 4.86 percent of the total caseload, as per the data.

The total recoveries have surged to 84,78,124 pushing the national recovery rate to 93.67 percent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.47 percent.

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7 August, 30 lakh on 23 August and 40 lakh on 5 September. It went past 50 lakh on 16 September, 60 lakh on 28 September, 70 lakh on 11 October and crossed 80 lakh on 29 October.

According to ICMR, over 13.06 crore samples have been tested till 20 November with 10,66,022 samples being tested on Friday alone.

The 564 new fatalities included 155 from Maharashtra, 118 from Delhi, 50 from West Bengal, 28 from Kerala, 25 from Haryana and 20 from Uttar Pradesh.

The total 1,32,726 deaths reported so far in the country included 46,511 from Maharashtra, 11,621 from Karnataka, 11,568 from Tamil Nadu, 8,159 from Delhi, 7,923 from West Bengal, 7,500 from Uttar Pradesh, 6,920 from Andhra Pradesh, 4,572 from Punjab and 3,837 from Gujarat.

The health ministry said 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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