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With new 44,879 cases, India's Covid tally reaches 87.28 lakh

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
November 13, 2020 11:39 IST
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India's COVID-19 tally rose to 87.28 lakh on Friday with a single-day increase of 44,879 cases, while the recoveries surged to 81,15,580, pushing the national recovery rate to 92.97 per cent, according to the Union health ministry's data.

IMAGE: A woman buys popcorns at a stall of PVR Phoenix after it reopened for visitors amid the coronavirus pandemic in Mumbai. Photograph: PTI Photo

The death toll reached 1,28,668 after 547 more fatalities were reported in the country in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The COVID-19 case fatality rate has further declined to 1.47 per cent.

 

There are 4,84,547 active cases in the country which comprise 5.55 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

With 44,879 fresh cases, the total coronavirus cases mounted to 87,28,795, it added.

IMAGE: People wait in queues for their thermal scanning before entering a market to shop for the festival of Diwali amidst the spread of the coronavirus in Ahmedabad. Photograph: PTI Photo

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, a cumulative total of 12,31,01,739 samples have been tested so far with 11,39,230 samples being tested on Thursday.

The 547 new fatalities include 122 from Maharashtra, 104 from Delhi, 54 from West Bengal, 25 each from Kerala and Tamil Nadu, 23 from Punjab, 21 each from Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh, 20 from Chhattisgarh and 19 from Haryana.

IMAGE: Shoppers crowd at a market ahead of Diwali amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease in the old quarter of Delhi. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

A total of 1,28,668 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 45,682 from Maharashtra followed by 11,474 from Karnataka, 11,440 from Tamil Nadu, 7,506 from West Bengal, 7,332 from Delhi, 7,302 from Uttar Pradesh, 6,837 from Andhra Pradesh, 4,412 from Punjab and 3,785 from Gujarat.

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5.

IMAGE: An anti-smog gun installed at Delhi Police Headquarters near ITO to control air pollution, in New Delhi . Photograph: Prateek Kumar/ANI Photo

It went past 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11 and crossed 80 lakh on October 29.

The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

"Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research," the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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