Coronavirus: India’s COVID-19 tally reaches 90-lakh mark, recovery rate at 93%
First Published 20, Nov 2020, 11:54 AM
India's Covid-19 caseload has touched 9 million, second to only the US. However the country added the last million cases in 22 days, indicating a slowdown in the pandemic spread in recent weeks.
India's Covid-19 caseload surpassed the 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%, 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%.
There are 4,43,794 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 4.92% of the total caseload, the data stated.
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.