COVID cases in India climb to over 90.5 lakh

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New Delhi (NVI): India has registered 46,232 new infections of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, pushing the overall caseload to 90,50,598, according to the Ministry of Health.

The country’s death toll has gone up to 1,32,726 with 564 fatalities reported within past 24 hours.

Notably, 84,78,124 patients have been cured and recovered all over the country, while active COVID-19 cases remained below 4.5 lakh mark and currently stands at 4,39,747.

Maharashtra, with, 17,68,659 positive cases, remains the worst affected state in the country, followed by Karnataka with 8,69,571 cases and Andhra Pradesh with 8,59,932 positive cases.

Other states with a high virus hit included Tamil Nadu (7,66,677) Kerala (5,51,669) and Uttar Pradesh (5,21,988).

Meanwhile, of the total deaths, Maharashtra again tops the tally with 46,511 fatalities, followed by 11,621 in Karnataka and 11,568 in Tamil Nadu.

The total coronavirus cases in Delhi stands at 5,17,238 with 6,608 new cases, while the death toll in the national capital rose to 8,159, the healthy ministry data shows.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data, more than 13 crore samples tested for COVID-19 up to November 20. Of these 10,66,022 samples were tested yesterday.

Furthermore, Maharashtra is considering curbs on flights and train services between Mumbai and Delhi as the national capital struggles with a rise in COVID-19 infections.

-RJV