COVID cases in India climb to over 92 lakh

at 9:53 am

New Delhi (NVI): India has registered 44,376 new infections of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, pushing the overall caseload to 92,22,217, according to the Ministry of Health.

The country’s death toll due to the virus rose to 1,34,699, with 481 patients succumbing to the infection since yesterday.

So far, a total of 86,42,771 patients have been cured or discharged, while the active cases stands at 4,44,746, as per the ministry data.

However, the national recovery rate slipped to 93.72 percent and mortality rate remained at 1.46 percent.

In the worst-affected Maharashtra, COVID-19 confirmed cases increased to 17,89,800 which include 46,683 deaths. The active cases in the state stand at 83,221 and 16,58,879 recoveries.

Maharashra is followed by Karnataka (8,76,425), Andhra Pradesh (8,63,843), Tamil Nadu (7,73,176), Kerala (5,71,873) and Uttar Pradesh (5,31,050).

Meanwhile, the national capital has registered 5,40,541 COVID-19 cases, while 8,621 people have died of the virus in Delhi.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data, over 13.48 crore samples tested for COVID-19 up to November 24. Of these 11,59,032 samples were tested yesterday,

Furthermore, the passengers travelling from Delhi, Rajasthan, Goa and Gujarat will have to undergo mandatory RT-PCR test on arriving at Mumbai from today, as per the notification by Maharashtra government.