Nation sees 12,408 new Covid cases, 120 more deaths

Recovery rate goes up to 97.16 per  cent; fatality rate stands at 1.43 per cent

Nation sees 12,408 new Covid cases, 120 more deaths

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New Delhi, February 5

India's Covid tally of cases went past 1.08 crore with 12,408 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, while the recoveries have surged to 1,04,96,308, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.

The total cases mounted to 1,08,02,591, while the death toll increased to 1,54,823 with 120 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,04,96,308 pushing the national Covid recovery rate to 97.16 per  cent, while the Covid case fatality rate stands at 1.43 per cent.

The Covid active caseload remained below 2 lakh.

There are 1,51,460 active cases of coronavirus infections in the country which comprises 1.4 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

According to the ICMR, 19,99,31,795 samples have been tested up to February 4 with 7,15,776  samples being tested on Thursday. 

The 120 new fatalities include 46 from Maharashtra, 17 from Kerala, seven each Delhi and Punjab.

A total of 1,54,823 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 51,215 from Maharashtra, followed by 12,375 from Tamil Nadu, 12,227 from Karnataka, 10,871 from Delhi, 10,199 from West Bengal, 8,680 from Uttar Pradesh and 7,157 from Andhra Pradesh. PTI

 

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