India's Coronavirus Count Crosses 90 Lakh as 48-Day Streak of More Recoveries Than New Cases Ends
Health workers and relatives stand by the funeral pyre of a Covid-19 victim in New Delhi, on November 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
India's Covid-19 caseload surpassed the grim 90-lakh mark on Friday with 45,882 new cases, while the recoveries surged to 84.28 lakh pushing the national recovery rate to 93.6 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The total coronavirus cases mounted to 90,04,365 and the death toll climbed to 1,32,162 with the novel coronavirus virus claiming 584 lives in a span of 24 hours in the country, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The Covid-19 case fatality rate has further declined to 1.46 per cent. There are 4,43,794 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 4.92 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.
Here’s a look at data highlights from the past 24 hours:
- Rise in active cases in India after 48 days
- Delhi continues to report highest daily new cases in India (7,500) followed by Kerala (5,700) and Maharashtra (5,500)
- Other NCR cities report 1,600 new cases
- Cases per million population in India is now 6,500, while the world average is 7,341
- With a high of 1.92 lakh new cases, total cases in the US have crossed the 12 million mark. Over 2,000 daily new deaths
- Global daily deaths at an all-time high of 10,800
According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 12,95,91,786 samples have been tested up to November 20 with 10,83,397 samples being tested on Thursday. India's Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5.
It went past 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11 and crossed 80 lakh on October 29.