India’s COVID tally over 88.7 lakh with 29,164 new cases

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New Delhi (NVI): India has registered 29,164 new infections of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, pushing the overall caseload to 88,74,291, according to the Ministry of Health.

This is for the first time in past four months when daily coronavirus cases are less than 30,000 in a day.

The country’s death toll has gone up to 1,30,519 with 449 fatalities reported within past 24 hours.

Notably, 82,90,371 patients have been cured and recovered all over the country, while active COVID-19 cases remained below 5-lakh mark and currently stands at 4,53,401.

In worst-hit Maharashtra, the coronavirus cases climbed to 17,49,777 followed by Karnataka with 8,62,804 cases and Andhra Pradesh with 8,54,764 positive cases.

Other states with a high virus hit included Tamil Nadu (7,59,916) Kerala (5,27,708) and Uttar Pradesh (5,12,850).

Meanwhile, of the total deaths, Maharashtra again tops the tally with 46,034 fatalities, followed by 11,541in Karnataka and 11,495 in Tamil Nadu.

The total coronavirus cases in Delhi reached to 4,89,202, while the death toll in the national capital rose to 7,713 the healthy ministry data shows.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data, more than 12.65 crore samples tested for COVID-19 up to November 16. Of these 8,44,382 samples were tested yesterday.

Furthermore, Delhi Health Minister Sastyendar Jain yesterday said there was no chance of another lockdown in the national capital, adding that Delhi had already witnessed its third peak of COVID-19 infections.

-RJV