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COVID-19: India’s death toll crosses 45k-mark

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The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday informed that 53,601 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 22.68 lakh.

45,257 deaths due to coronavirus

Also, 871 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 45,257. 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. However, it dipped to less than 55,000 on Tuesday.

15.83 lakh patients recovered

Of the 22.68 lakh coronavirus cases reported so far, over 6.39 lakh are active cases of the virus. It is marginally above 28 per cent of the total caseload. Interestingly, 15.83 lakh cases have recovered from the viral infection so far.

Thus, the country’s recovery rate stands at 69.80 per cent.

2.52 crore samples tested

So far, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), over 2.52 crore samples for COVID-19 have been tested in the country. Of the total samples tested, over 6.98 lakh samples were tested on Monday. Notably, the highest number of samples in a day (over 7 lakh) was tested on August 8.

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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.

871 deaths in a day

Of the 871 deaths reported in a day, 293 are from Maharashtra, 114 from Tamil Nadu and 114 from Karnataka. Eighty deaths are from Andhra Pradesh, 41 from West Bengal and 51 from Uttar Pradesh. Gujarat and Delhi have reported 20 deaths each, while Madhya Pradesh reported 19 deaths. Punjab has reported 18 deaths.

Fourteen deaths were registered in Odisha, whereas 10 deaths were reported from Bihar. Eight deaths have been reported due to COVID-19 in Telangana. Eleven deaths have been reported from Rajasthan and six from Jammu and Kashmir.

Six fatalities have been reported from Assam, six from Haryana and nine from Uttarakhand. Two deaths have been reported from Puducherry. Eleven deaths have been reported from Jharkhand, seven from Kerala and one from Tripura.

 

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