Nation sees 13,993 new Covid cases, 101 more deaths

Recovery rate reaches 97.27 per cent; fatality rate stands at 1.42 per cent

Nation sees 13,993 new Covid cases, 101 more deaths

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New Delhi, February 20

Daily cases of Covid in the country climbed to about 14,000 after nearly 22 days, taking India's tally to 1,09,77,387, while the recoveries surged to 1,06,78,048, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday.

A total of 13,993 new cases were registered in a span of 24 hours. The death toll increased to 101 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

On January 29, 18,855 daily cases were recorded.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,06,78,048 which translates to a national recovery rate of 97.27 per cent and the case fatality rate stands at 1.42 per cent.

The Covid active caseload remained below 1.5 lakh.

There are 1,43,127 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 1.27 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

According to the ICMR, 21,02,61,480 samples have been tested up to February 19, with 7,86,618 samples being tested on Friday.

The 101 new fatalities included 44 deaths from Maharashtra, 15 from Kerala and eight from Punjab.

A total of 1,56,212 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 51,713 from Maharashtra, 12,451 from Tamil Nadu, 12,287 from Karnataka, 10,897 from Delhi, 10,242 from West Bengal, 8,712 from Uttar Pradesh and 7,167 from Andhra Pradesh. PTI

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