Covid-19: India registers 13,083 new cases, 137 more deaths; recovery rate 96.98% | India News
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NEW DELHI: With 13,083 new cases, India’s Covid-19 count has risen to 1,07,33,131, while 1,04,09,160 patients have recovered so far, bringing the national recovery rate to 96 , 98 percent, said the Ministry of Health on Saturday.
The viral disease has claimed 137 more lives in the country in a 24-hour span, and the death toll now stands at 1,54,147, he added.
There are currently 1,69,824 active cases of coronavirus in the country, representing only 1.58 percent of the total number of cases, the ministry’s data updated at 8 a.m. showed.
The fatality rate for Covid-19 stood at 1.44 percent, he claimed.
According to the ICMR, a total of 19,58,37,408 samples have been tested for the viral illness across the country so far, including 7,56,329 on Friday.
India’s Covid-19 count had crossed the 20 lakh mark on August 7 last year, the 30 lakh mark on August 23, and the 40 lakh mark on September 5. It went from 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20, and the one crore mark on December 19.
The latest 137 deaths include 56 from Maharashtra, 22 from Kerala, 11 from Punjab, seven from West Bengal, six from Delhi and four from Uttar Pradesh.
Of the total 1,54,147 Covid-19 deaths reported so far in the country, Maharashtra accounts for the highest number at 51,000, followed by Tamil Nadu (12,345), Karnataka (12,211), Delhi (10,841), West Bengal (10,155) , Uttar Pradesh (8,646), Andhra Pradesh (7,152), Punjab (5,601) and Gujarat (4,385).
The Ministry of Health highlighted that more than 70 percent of deaths from Covid-19 in the country were caused by comorbidities.
“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR),” the ministry said on its website, adding that a state distribution of the figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.