New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 case tally rose to 1,11,24,527 with 12,286 new infections being reported in a day. On the other hand the recoveries have surged to 1,07,98,921. This information was provided Tuesday morning by the Union Health Ministry. The death toll increased to 1,57,248 with 91 new fatalities, the Health Ministry data updated at 8.00am showed.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease indicated a national COVID-19 recovery rate of 97.07 per cent. The the case fatality rate (CFR) has dropped to 1.41 per cent, the Health Ministry said. The active caseload was recorded at 1,68,358 which accounts for 1.51 per cent of the total infections, the ministry said.
India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark August 7; 30 lakh August 23; 40 lakh September 5; and 50 lakh September 16. It went past 60 lakh September 28; 70 lakh October 11; 80 lakh October 29 and 90 lakh November 20. The COVID-19 tally surpassed the one-crore mark December 19.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 21,76,18,057 samples have been tested up to March 1.A total of 7,59,283 tests were done Monday.
The 91 new fatalities include 30 from Maharashtra, 18 from Punjab and 13 from Kerala.
A total of 1,57,248 deaths have been reported so far in India. Maharashtra with 52,184 fatalities tops the list. It is followed by Tamil Nadu (12,501), Karnataka (12,336), Delhi (10,911), West Bengal (10,268), Uttar Pradesh (8,727) and Andhra Pradesh (7,169).
The Health Ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent 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. It added that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.