COVID cases in India climb to over 84.6 lakh; death toll tops 1.25 lakh

New Delhi (NVI): The coronavirus cases in India saw a jump of 50,357 in the last 24 hours, raising the total number to 84,62,081, Union Health Ministry said.

The country’s death toll due to the virus rose to 1,25,562, with 577 new fatalities being reported in the past 24 hours.

So far, 78,19,887 patients have been cured an recovered all over the country and the active cases stands at 5,16,632.

However, this is for the seventh consecutive day when active COVID-19 cases in the country remained below the six lakh mark.

In worst-hit Maharashtra, the COVID-19 cases increased to 17,10,314, followed by Karnataka with 8,41,889 cases, and Andhra Pradesh with 8,35,953 cases.

Maharashtra has also reported the highest number of fatalities at 44,965 followed by 11,347 in Karnataka and 11,299 in Tamil Nadu.

The other worst affected states are Tamil Nadu (7,39,147) Uttar Pradesh (4,93,527), Kerala (4,73,468) and Delhi (4,23,831).

The death toll in the national capital rose to 6,833, while 3,77,276 patients in Delhi have recovered so far, the healthy ministry data shows.

As per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data, a total 11.65 crore samples tested for COVID-19 up to November 6. Of these 11,13,209 samples were tested yesterday.

Meanwhile, Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma has said that experts believe that the second wave of COVID-19 may come before December 15, hence, people need to be cautious and follow all protocols, as per the reports.

-RJV