National Covid cases fall below 10,000 for fourth time in February

Fresh fatalities remain below 100 for tenth time this month

National Covid cases fall below 10,000 for fourth time in February

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New Delhi, February 16

The daily new infections fell below 10,000 for the fourth time this month taking India's tally of Covid cases to 1,09,25,710, while fresh fatalities remained below 100 for the tenth time this month, according to Union health ministry data updated on Tuesday.

A total of 9,121 new cases were reported in a day, while the death toll increased to 1,55,813 with 81 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,06,33, 025 which translates to a national Covid recovery rate of 97.32 per cent, while the Covid case fatality rate stands at 1.43 per cent.

The Covid active caseload remained below 1.5 lakh.

There are 1,36,872 active coronavirus infections in the country which comprise 1.25 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated. 

According to ICMR, 20,73,32,298 samples have been tested up to February 15 with 6,15,664 samples being tested on Monday. 

The 81 new fatalities include 23 from Maharashtra, 13 from Kerala and 10 from Punjab.

A total of 1,55,813 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 51,552 from Maharashtra, followed by 12,425 from Tamil Nadu, 12,267 from Karnataka, 10,893 from Delhi, 10,233 from West Bengal, 8,704 from Uttar Pradesh and 7,163 from Andhra Pradesh. PTI

 

 

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