Nation witnesses 12,286 new Covid infections, 91 more deaths

The number of people who have recovered from the virus stands at 1,07,98,921

Nation witnesses 12,286 new Covid infections, 91 more deaths

A BMC health worker collects swab sample of a construction worker for the COVID-19 test, at Siddhivinayak Metro site in Mumbai. PTI Photo

New Delhi, March 2

India’s COVID-19 cases rose to 1,11,24,527 with 12,286 new infections being reported in a day, while the recoveries have surged to 1,07,98,921, according to data updated by the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday.

The death toll increased to 1,57,248 with 91 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,07,98,921 which translates into a national COVID-19 recovery rate of 97.07 per cent, while the case fatality rate has dropped to 1.41 per cent.

The active caseload was recorded at 1,68,358 — which accounts for 1.51 per cent of the total infections, the data stated.

Also read: Five states account for over 84 pc of total active COVID-19 infections

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), as many as 21,76,18,057 samples have been tested up to March 1, of which 7,59,283 were done on Monday.

The 91 new fatalities include 30 from Maharashtra, 18 from Punjab and 13 from Kerala.

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A total of 1,57,248 deaths have been reported so far in the country — including 52,184 from Maharashtra, followed by 12,501 from Tamil Nadu, 12,336 from Karnataka, 10,911 from Delhi, 10,268 from West Bengal, 8,727 from Uttar Pradesh and 7,169 from Andhra Pradesh.

The Health Ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to co-morbidities.

“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the Ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures was subject to further verification and reconciliation. PTI

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