The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday informed that 64,399 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case count in the country to 21.53 lakh.
43,379 deaths due to coronavirus
Also, 861 COVID-19 related deaths were reported by the ministry during this period. The addition of the fresh fatalities has taken India’s death toll due to the deadly virus to 43,379. Notably, the daily death count due to COVID-19 has remained above 800 for the past many days.
Similarly, the case count has remained well past the 60,000-mark for the past few days.
14.80 lakh patients recovered
Of the 21.53 lakh coronavirus cases reported so far, over 6.28 lakh are active cases of the virus. It is marginally less than 30 per cent of the total caseload. Interestingly, 14.80 lakh cases have recovered from the viral infection so far.
Thus, the country’s recovery rate stands at 68.78.
2.41 lakh samples tested
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), over 2.41 crore samples for COVID-19 have been tested in the country. Of the total samples tested, over 7.19 lakh samples were tested on Saturday. Notably, the highest number of samples in a day was tested on Saturday.
“India is performing around 500 tests for detection of coronavirus per minute and the per-day testing capacity has increased over five lakhs,” scientist and ICMR media coordinator Lokesh Sharma said.
861 deaths in a day
Of the 861 more deaths, 275 are from Maharashtra, 118 from Tamil Nadu and 97 from Andhra Pradesh. Ninety-three deaths are from Karnataka, 51 from West Bengal and 47 from Uttar Pradesh. Twenty-three deaths have been reported each from Punjab and Gujarat.
Delhi registered 16 more fatalities, followed by 15 in Madhya Pradesh, 13 in Bihar and 12 each in Telangana and Odisha. Eleven deaths have been reported from Rajasthan and 10 from Jammu and Kashmir.
Eight fatalities have been reported from Assam, seven from Haryana and five each from Puducherry and Uttarakhand. Four deaths have been reported each from from Jharkhand, Kerala and Tripura.
Two persons each succumbed to the contagion in Chhattisgarh and Goa. Meanwhile, Chandigarh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Manipur and Meghalaya have registered a fatality each.
17,367 deaths in Maharashtra
Of the total 43,379 deaths, Maharashtra has reported a maximum of 17,367, followed by 4,808 in Tamil Nadu, 4,098 in Delhi and 3,091 in Karnataka.
There have been 2,628 fatalities in Gujarat, 2,028 in Uttar Pradesh, 2,005 in West Bengal, 1,939 in Andhra Pradesh and 977 in Madhya Pradesh.
A total of 778 people have died in Rajasthan due to the pandemic, followed by 627 in Telangana, 562 in Punjab, 474 in Haryana and 459 in Jammu and Kashmir.
There have been 382 coronavirus deaths in Bihar, 259 in Odisha, 155 in Jharkhand, 140 in Assam, 117 in Uttarakhand, 106 in Kerala.
Chhattisgarh has registered 89 deaths, followed by 80 in Puducherry, 72 in Goa, 41 in Tripura and 24 in Chandigarh.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands reported 20 deaths, Himachal Pradesh 14, Manipur 11, Ladakh nine and Nagaland seven.
There have been six coronavirus deaths in Meghalaya and three in Arunachal Pradesh, while Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu reported two and Sikkim one.
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