India’s COVID tally surge past 91.7 lakh; death toll mounts to 1.34 lakh

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New Delhi (NVI): India has reported 37,975 fresh coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, pushing the overall caseload to 91,77,841, Union Health Ministry confirmed.

The country’s death toll has reached to 1,34,218 with 480 fatalities reported during this period.

So far, 86,04,955 patients have been cured and recovered all over the country while active cases remained below 4.40 lakh and stands at 4,38,667.

With this, the recovery rate also further improves to 94 per cent in the country.

In worst-affected Maharashtra, the COVID-19 cases climbed to 17,84361, followed by Karnataka with 8,74,555 cases, and Andhra Pradesh with 8,62,758 positive cases.

Other states with a high virus hit included Tamil Nadu (7,71619), Kerala (7,66,453) and Uttar Pradesh (5,28,833).

Meanwhile, of the total deaths, Maharashtra tops the tally with 46,653 fatalities, followed by Tamil Nadu with 11,622 deaths.

Delhi reported 4,454 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, taking the tally to 5,34,317, while the death toll from the virus has reached 8,512 in the national capital.

As per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data, more than 13.36 crore samples tested for COVID-19 up to November. Of these, 10,99,545 samples were tested yesterday.

Furthermore, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal orders immediate procurement of 1200 BiPAP machines for new ICU beds in the national capital. The BiPAP machines will be procured immediately from CSIR on nomination basis, said Chief Minister’s Office.