COVID-19: India records lowest daily new cases after gap of nearly six months

India records lowest daily new cases/PTI

New Delhi, Dec 22:  The number of daily new coronavirus infections reported in the country was recorded below 20,000 after nearly six months while the COVID-19 active caseload fell below 3 lakh,?according?to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday

India’s COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,00,75,116 with?19,556 new infections being reported in a day. The?death toll increased to 1,46,111 with 301 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed

The?number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 96,36,487 pushing the national recovery rate to?95.65 per cent,?while the?COVID-19?case?fatality rate?stands at 1.45 per cent

The COVID-19 active caseload?has fallen below 3 lakh

There are 2,92,518 active coronavirus infections in the country which?comprises?2.90?per cent of the total caseload,?the data stated.?

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7,?30 lakh?on?August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and?50 lakh on?September 16.It went past??60 lakh on September 28,?70 lakh on?October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29,?90 lakh on?November 20 and?surpassed the?one-crore mark on December 19

According to the ICMR,?16,31,70,557 samples have been tested up to?December 21 with?10,72,228??samples being tested on Monday.

The 301 new fatalities include 55 from?Maharashtra,?41 from West Bengal, 27 each from Kerala and Delhi

A total of 1,46,111 deaths?have been reported so far in the country including 48,801?from Maharashtra followed by 12,016 from?Karnataka,?11,995?from Tamil Nadu, 10,304?from?Delhi,?9,401?from West Bengal,?8,212?from Uttar Pradesh, 7,078 from?Andhra Pradesh and 5,212 from?Punjab

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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