COVID cases in India climb to over 85.5 lakh; death toll tops 1.26 lakh

India records more daily recoveries from COVID than new cases
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New Delhi (NVI): The coronavirus cases in India saw a jump of 45,903 in the last 24 hours, raising the total number to 85,53,657, Union Health Ministry said.

The country’s death toll due to the virus rose to 1,26,611, with 490 new fatalities being reported in the past 24 hours.

So far, 79,17,373 patients have been cured an recovered all over the country and the active cases stands at 5,09,673.

However, this is for the ninth 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 17,19,858, followed by Karnataka with 8,46,887 cases, and Andhra Pradesh with 8,42,967 cases.

Maharashtra has also reported the highest number of fatalities at 45,240 followed by 11,391 in Karnataka and 11,344 in Tamil Nadu.

The other worst affected states are Tamil Nadu (7,43,822) Uttar Pradesh (4,97,563), Kerala (4,86,109) and Delhi (4,38,592).

The death toll in the national capital rose to 6,989, while 3,89,683 patients in Delhi have recovered so far, the healthy ministry data shows.

As per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data, a total 11.85 crore samples tested for COVID-19 up to November 8. Of these 8,35,401 samples were tested yesterday.

Meanwhile, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain yesterday said that the national capital has hit the peak of the third wave of COVID-19 and the number of cases suggests it has been the worst so far.

-RJV