India's COVID-19 caseload rises to 83 lakh with over 46,000 new cases; recovery now at 92%
The toll due to the coronavirus has now climbed to 1,23,611 after 514 more fatalities were reported, as per the health ministry data update at 8 am
New Delhi: India's COVID-19 caseload went past 83 lakh, while the number of recoveries surged to 76.56 lakh, pushing the national recovery rate to over 92 percent, according to the Union Health Ministry's data updated on Wednesday.
With 46,253 fresh infections, the total number of coronavirus cases in the country mounted to 83,13,876, while the toll rose to 1,23,611 after 514 more fatalities were reported, the data updated at 8 am showed.
A total of 76,56,478 people have recuperated from the infection so far, pushing the national recovery rate to 92.09 percent, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.49 percent.
The number of active cases of COVID-19 remained below six lakh for the sixth consecutive day.
There are 5,33,787 active cases in the country as of the date which comprises 6.42 percent of the total caseload, the data stated.
The 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 the ICMR, a cumulative total of 11,29,98,959 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in the country so far, with 12,09,609 samples being tested on Tuesday.
The 514 new fatalities include 120 from Maharashtra, 58 from Chhattisgarh, 56 from West Bengal, 48 from Delhi, 31 from Tamil Nadu, and 26 each from Karnataka and Kerala.
A total of 1,23,611 deaths reported so far in the country includes 44,248 from Maharashtra followed by 11,247 from Karnataka, 11,214 from Tamil Nadu, 7,089 from Uttar Pradesh, 7,013 from West Bengal, 6,734 from Andhra Pradesh, 6,652 from Delhi, 4,245 from Punjab, and 3,731 from Gujarat.
The 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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