Coronavirus: India’s COVID-19 caseload breaches 88-lakh mark, recoveries at 81 lakh

First Published 15, Nov 2020, 11:58 AM

India's Covid-19 tally surged to 87,73,479 with new 44,684 infections reported in the last 24 hours, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said on Saturday.

<p>India’s Covid-19 caseload increased to over 88 lakh on Saturday with 36,881 testing positive for the viral infection.</p>

India’s Covid-19 caseload increased to over 88 lakh on Saturday with 36,881 testing positive for the viral infection.

<p style="text-align: justify;">The toll climbed to 1,29,502 after 389 fatalities were recorded, recoveries reached 81,95,589, while caseload was at 88,06,414.</p>

The toll climbed to 1,29,502 after 389 fatalities were recorded, recoveries reached 81,95,589, while caseload was at 88,06,414.

<p>Total discharged cases stand at 82,05,728 with 42,156 new discharges in the last 24 hours. Total active cases at 4,79,216 after a decrease of 1,503 in the last 24 hours.<br />
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Total discharged cases stand at 82,05,728 with 42,156 new discharges in the last 24 hours. Total active cases at 4,79,216 after a decrease of 1,503 in the last 24 hours.
 

<p>Diwali is being celebrated with enthusiasm across the country amid the prevailing Covid pandemic. People were found bursting crackers in Delhi and Ludhiana to celebrate Diwali.</p>

Diwali is being celebrated with enthusiasm across the country amid the prevailing Covid pandemic. People were found bursting crackers in Delhi and Ludhiana to celebrate Diwali.

<p>The Punjab government has allowed green crackers from 8 pm to 10pm on the occasion, in the wake of a rise in air pollution. People were also seen celebrating Diwali in Patna with full vigour despite the coronavirus scare.</p>

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The Punjab government has allowed green crackers from 8 pm to 10pm on the occasion, in the wake of a rise in air pollution. People were also seen celebrating Diwali in Patna with full vigour despite the coronavirus scare.

 

<p>There is need to guard against carelessness in the fight against Covid and people should be careful because pollution has also started rising, Dr Ravi Malik, a former secretary of Indian Medical Association, said.</p>

There is need to guard against carelessness in the fight against Covid and people should be careful because pollution has also started rising, Dr Ravi Malik, a former secretary of Indian Medical Association, said.

<p>“Carelessness has slowly crept inside people’s minds regarding Covid-19. We have started seeing public gathering and large scale functions.... At this time, people should be careful because pollution has also started rising,” Dr Malik said.<br />
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“Carelessness has slowly crept inside people’s minds regarding Covid-19. We have started seeing public gathering and large scale functions.... At this time, people should be careful because pollution has also started rising,” Dr Malik said.