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COVID-19: India records lowest daily cases in over six months


New Delhi, Jan 5: India recorded 16,375 new cases of coronavirus, the lowest in over six months,?taking the country’s COVID-19 caseload to?1,03,56,844, according?to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday



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The death toll increased to?1,49,850?with 201?new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed??

The?number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 99,75,958??pushing the national recovery rate to?96.32 per?cent,?while the?COVID-19?case?fatality rate?stands at 1.45 per cent

The COVID-19 active caseload remained below 3 lakh for the 15th?consecutive day

There are 2,31,036?active coronavirus infections in the country which?comprises?2.23?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,?17,65,31,997 samples have been tested up to?January 4 with?8,96,236??samples being tested on Monday.

The 201 new fatalities include 29 from?Maharashtra,?25?from West Bengal,?24? from Punjab, 19 from Kerala and 12? each from Delhi and?Chhattisgarh

A total of 1,49,850 deaths?have been reported so far in the country including 49,695 from Maharashtra followed by?12,166 from Tamil Nadu, 12,110 from?Karnataka,?10,597?from?Delhi,?9,817 from West Bengal,?8,413 from Uttar Pradesh, 7,118 from?Andhra Pradesh and??5,400 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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