India’s Covid tally reaches 88.45 lakh with 30,548 new cases

New Delhi (NVI): India has registered 30,548 cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, pushing the overall tally to 88,45,127, according to the Ministry of Health.

This is the lowest increase in daily coronavirus cases in past four months.

The country’s death toll due to the virus rose to 1,30,070, with 435 patients succumbing to the infection since yesterday.

So far, 82,49,579 patients have been cured an recovered all over the country, while the active cases remained below 5-lakh mark and stood at 4,65,478.

In worst-hit Maharashtra, the COVID-19 cases increased to 17,47,242, followed by Karnataka with 8,61,647 cases, and Andhra Pradesh with 8,54,011 cases.

Maharashtra has also reported the highest number of fatalities at 45,974 followed by 11,529 in Karnataka and 11,478 in Tamil Nadu.

The other worst affected states are Tamil Nadu (7,58,191) Uttar Pradesh (5,11,304), Kerala (5,24,998) and Delhi (4,85,405).

The death toll in the national capital rose to 7,614, while 4,37,801 patients in Delhi have recovered so far, the healthy ministry data shows.

As per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data, more than 12.56 crore samples tested for COVID-19 up to November 15. Of these 8,61,706 samples were tested yesterday.

Meanwhile, the Jharkhand government said that Chhath puja in water bodies including public ponds, lakes, rivers, dams, reservoirs shall not be permitted this year in view of COVID-19 pandemic.

-RJV