India reports 44,489 new COVID-19 infections, 524 deaths; active cases increases by 7,598

The total number of coronavirus infection mounted to 92,66,705 on Thursday, while the toll climbed to 1,35,223 with 524 new fatalities, the health ministry said

Press Trust of India November 26, 2020 11:23:22 IST
India reports 44,489 new COVID-19 infections, 524 deaths; active cases increases by 7,598

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New Delhi: India's COVID-19 caseload increased to 92.66 lakh on Thursday after 44,489 new infections were reported in a day, said the health ministry.

The total number of coronavirus infection mounted to 92,66,705, while the toll climbed to 1,35,223 with 524 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The COVID-19 active cases has risen to 4,52,344, an increase of 7,598 cases from Wednesday, even though it remained below five lakh for the 16th consecutive day. The active cases comprise 4.88 percent of the total caseload, the data stated.

The total number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 86,79,138, pushing the national recovery rate to 93.66 percent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stood at 1.46 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, 80 lakh on 29 October and surpassed 90 lakh on 20 November.

According to ICMR, over 13.59 crore samples have been tested for COVID-19 till 25 November, with 10,90,238 samples being tested on Wednesday alone.

 

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