14,199 new Covid cases, 83 more deaths reported

Active Covid-19 cases stand at 1,50,055, while 1,06,99,410 people have recovered from the disease

14,199 new Covid cases, 83 more deaths reported

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New Delhi, February 22

India’s total tally of Covid cases surpassed 1.1 crore with 14,199 new infections being reported in a day, while active cases registered an increase for the fifth consecutive day, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

The total coronavirus cases have increased to 1,10,05,850, while the death toll increased to 1,56,385 with 83 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,06,99,410, which translates to a national Covid recovery rate of 97.22 per cent and the case fatality rate stands at 1.42 per cent.

Active coronavirus infections in the country increased to 1,50,055 which comprises 1.36 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

According to the ICMR, 21,15,51,746 samples have been tested up to February 21 with 6,20,216 samples being tested on Sunday. 

The 83 new fatalities include 35 from Maharashtra, 15 from Kerala, six from Punjab, five from Chhattisgarh and four from Madhya Pradesh.

A total of 1,56,385 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 51,788 from Maharashtra, followed by 12,460 from Tamil Nadu, 12,294 from Karnataka, 10,900 from Delhi, 10,249 from West Bengal, 8,715 from Uttar Pradesh and 7,167 from Andhra Pradesh. PTI

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