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COVID-19: India’s death toll crosses 44,000


The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday informed that 62,064 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 22.15 lakh.

44,386 deaths due to coronavirus

Also, 1,007 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 44,386. 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.

15.35 lakh patients recovered

Of the 22.15 lakh coronavirus cases reported so far, over 6.34 lakh are active cases of the virus. It is marginally less than 30 per cent of the total caseload. Interestingly, 15.35 lakh cases have recovered from the viral infection so far.

Thus, the country’s recovery rate stands at 69.33.

2.45 crore samples tested

So far, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), over 2.45 crore samples for COVID-19 have been tested in the country. Of the total samples tested, over 4.77 lakh samples were tested on Sunday. Notably, the highest number of samples in a day (over 7 lakh) 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.

1,007 deaths in a day

Of the 1,007 more deaths, 390 are from Maharashtra, 119 from Tamil Nadu and 97 from Andhra Pradesh. One-hundred-and-seven deaths are from Karnataka, 54 from West Bengal and 41 from Uttar Pradesh. Twenty-four deaths have been reported each from Punjab and Gujarat.

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Delhi registered 13 more fatalities, followed by 19 in Madhya Pradesh, 5 in Bihar and 13 in Odisha. Ten deaths have been reported due to COVID-19 in Telangana. Eleven deaths have been reported from Rajasthan and 13 from Jammu and Kashmir.

Five fatalities have been reported from Assam, nine from Haryana and eight from Uttarakhand. Seven deaths have been reported from Puducherry. Twenty-two deaths have been reported from Jharkhand, two from Kerala and one from Tripura.

17,757 deaths in Maharashtra

Of the total 44,389 deaths, Maharashtra has reported a maximum of 17,757, followed by 4,927 in Tamil Nadu, 4,111 in Delhi and 3,198 in Karnataka.

There have been 2,652 fatalities in Gujarat, 2,069 in Uttar Pradesh, 2,059 in West Bengal, 2036 in Andhra Pradesh and 996 in Madhya Pradesh.

A total of 789 people have died in Rajasthan due to the pandemic, followed by 637 in Telangana, 586 in Punjab, 483 in Haryana and 472 in Jammu and Kashmir.

There have been 387 coronavirus deaths in Bihar, 272 in Odisha, 177 in Jharkhand, 145 in Assam, 125 in Uttarakhand, 108 in Kerala.

Chhattisgarh has registered 96 deaths, followed by 87 in Puducherry, 75 in Goa, 42 in Tripura and 25 in Chandigarh.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands reported 20 deaths, Himachal Pradesh 15, Manipur 11, Ladakh nine and Nagaland eight.

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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