With 16,432 new cases, India’s COVID tally surge past 1.02 crore

at 10:13 am
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New Delhi (NVI): India has registered 16,432 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the overall caseload to 10,224,303, Union Health Ministry confirmed.

This the first time since June 23 when the daily coronavirus cases have decline to almost 16,000 in India. The country’s death toll rose to 1,48,153, with 252 patients succumbing to the infection since yesterday.

Currently, 98,07,569 patients have been cured an recovered across the country, while the active cases remained below 2.7 lakh mark and stands at 2,68,581.

In worst-affected Maharashtra, the COVID-19 cases increased to 19,22,048 followed by Karnataka with 9,16,909 and Andhra Pradesh with 8,81,273 positive cases.

The other worst hit states are Tamil Nadu (8,15,175), Kerala (7,43,563), Delhi (6,23,451) and Uttar Pradesh (5,82,920).

Meanwhile, of the total fatalities, Maharashtra tops the tally with 49,305 deaths, followed by Karnataka with 12,070 fatalities.

The death toll in the national capital surpassed to 10,474, while 6,06,644 patients have been cured and discharged so far, the healthy ministry data shows.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data, more than 16.98 crore samples tested for COVID-19 up to December 28. Of these, 9,83,695 samples were tested yesterday.

Furthermore, 10 more United Kingdom returned persons test positive for COVID-19 in Delhi on Monday. With this, the total number of infected persons has gone up to 31 in the country.