Covid-19 cases in India rise to 90.9 lakh; death toll at 1.33 lakh

Covid-19 cases in India rise to 90.9 lakh; death toll at 1.33 lakh

New Delhi (NVI): India’s Covid-19 tally today rose to 90.9 lakh with 45,209 new infections recorded in the last 24 hours. 1.33 lakh people have died due to the disease so far, according to the latest data available with the Ministry of Health.

India has recorded 90,95,806 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 1,33,227 deaths so far, with 501 deaths reported since yesterday. Apart from that, 85,21,617 patients have recovered from the virus. There are 4,40,962 active cases in the country as of date, which comprises 4.85 percent of the total caseload.

Maharashtra remains the worst affected state followed by Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. The number of cases are rising rapidly in states like Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

India’s recovery rate stands at 93.69 percent and continues to improve.

Meanwhile, the Centre today rushed high-level teams to Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh to support these States in COVID response and management, the Health Ministry said.

These States have been either reporting a rise in the number of active cases i.e. those who are hospitalized or are in home isolation under medical supervision, or demonstrating a rise in the daily new cases.

The three-member teams will visit the districts reporting high number of COVID cases and support the State efforts towards strengthening containment, surveillance, testing, infection prevention and control measures, and efficient clinical management of the positive cases. The Central teams shall also guide in effectively managing the challenges related to timely diagnosis and follow up.

Earlier the Union Government has sent the high level teams to Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Manipur, and Chhattisgarh.

India’s present active caseload (4,40,962) has further declined to 4.85% of the total Positive Cases, and has been sustained below the 5% mark. The Recovery Rate has improved to 93.69% today as the country registered 43,493 new recoveries in the last 24 hours taking the total recovered cases to 85,21,617.

The gap between Recovered cases and Active cases is steadily increasing and presently stands at 80,80,655, the Health Ministry said.

As per the Health Ministry, 26 States/UTs have less than 20,000 active cases, as on date. 7 States/UTs have active cases between 20,000 and 50,000 whereas Maharashtra and Kerala are reporting more than 50,000 caseload.

77.68% of the new recovered cases is contributed by ten States/UTs. Delhi saw 6,963 persons recovering from COVID. Kerala and Maharashtra reported 6,719 and 4,088 new recoveries respectively.

Ten States/UTs have contributed 76.81% of the new cases. In the last 24 hours, 45,209 persons were found to be infected with COVID. Delhi reported 5,879 cases in the last 24 hours. Kerala recorded 5,772 new cases while Maharashtra reported 5,760 daily cases yesterday.

Apart from that, 15 States and UTs are reporting less than the national average of cases per million population. 76.45% of the 501 case fatalities that have been reported in the past 24 hours are from Ten States/UTs.

22.16% of new fatalities reported are from Delhi which reported 111 deaths. Maharashtra saw a fatality count of 62 while West Bengal reported another 53.

13 States and UTs are reporting higher than the national average of fatality rate (1.46%). 14 States and UTs have more deaths per million population than the national average (96).

-ARK