Nation sees 16,838 fresh Covid cases, 113 more deaths

Recovery rate is 97.01 per cent, while the fatality rate stands at 1.41 per cent

Nation sees 16,838 fresh Covid cases, 113 more deaths

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New Delhi, March 5

India’s Covid tally has climbed to 1,11,73,761 with 16,838 fresh cases reported in a day, while the number of patients who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 1,08,39,894, the Union health ministry said on Friday.

The death toll due to the viral disease has gone up to 1,57,548 in the country with 113 more fatalities, the ministry's data updated at 8 am showed.

1K new cases, 15 deaths in 24 hrs in Punjab

The number of active Covid cases has increased to 1,76,319, accounting for 1.58 per cent of the total caseload, according to the data.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has gone up to 1,08,39,894, which translates to a national Covid recovery rate of 97.01 per cent, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.41 per cent.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 21,99,40,742 samples have so far been tested for the viral disease in the country, including 7,61,834 on Thursday.

Punjab, 5 other states fuel surge in Covid cases

The 113 new fatalities include 60 from Maharashtra, 15 from Punjab and 14 from Kerala.

Of the total 1,57,548 Covid deaths reported so far in the country, Maharashtra accounts for 52,340, followed by Tamil Nadu (12,508), Karnataka (12,350), Delhi (10,915), West Bengal (10,273), Uttar Pradesh (8,729) and Andhra Pradesh (7,171). PTI

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