New Delhi, February 18
India's tally of Covid cases rose to 1,09,50,201 with 12,881 new infections being reported in a day, while the recoveries have surged to 1,06,56,845, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.
The death toll increased to 1,56,014 with 101 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The Covid case fatality rate has dropped to 1.42 per cent, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,06,56,845, which translates to a national Covid recovery rate of 97.32 per cent.
The Covid active caseload remained below 1.5 lakh.
There are 1,37,342 active cases of coronavirus infections in the country, which comprises 1.25 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.
According to the ICMR, 20,87,03,791 samples have been tested up to February 17 with 7,26,562 samples being tested on Wednesday.
The 101 new deaths include 40 from Maharashtra, 16 from Kerala and 10 from Punjab.
A total of 1,56,014 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 51,631 from Maharashtra, followed by 12,438 from Tamil Nadu, 12,276 from Karnataka, 10,894 from Delhi, 10,237 from West Bengal, 8,707 from Uttar Pradesh and 7,165 from Andhra Pradesh. PTI
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