India’s COVID tally surge past 89.5 lakh, death toll tops 1.31 lakh

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New Delhi (NVI): India has registered 45,576 new infections of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, pushing the overall caseload to 89,58,484, the Ministry of Health said.

The country’s death toll has gone up to 1,31,578 with 585 fatalities reported within past 24 hours.

So far, 83,83,603 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 4,43,303.

In worst-hit Maharashtra, the coronavirus cases climbed to 17,57,520 followed by Karnataka with 8,65,931 cases and Andhra Pradesh with 8,57,395 positive cases.

Other states with a high virus hit included Tamil Nadu (7,63,282) Kerala (5,39,919) and Uttar Pradesh (5,16,616).

Meanwhile, of the total deaths, Maharashtra again tops the tally with 46,202 fatalities, followed by 11,578 in Karnataka and 11,531 in Tamil Nadu.

The total coronavirus cases in Delhi surpassed 5 lakh and stood at 5,03,084 with 7,486 fresh COVID-19 cases, while the death toll in the national capital rose to 7,943, the healthy ministry data shows

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data, more than 12.85 crore samples tested for COVID-19 up to November 18. Of these 10,28,203 samples were tested yesterday.

Furthermore, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal will hold the all-party meeting today to discuss the COVID-19 situation in the capital, as opposition parties said that they would raise issues like inadequate testing and press for proper enforcement of precautionary measures.

-RJV