Published On: Fri, Mar 5th, 2021

India reports 16,838 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths in last 24 hours

New Delhi, Mar 5 (PTI) India’s COVID-19 tally has climbed to 1,11,73,761 with 16,838 fresh cases reported in a day, while the number of patients who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 1,08,39,894, the Union health ministry said on Friday.

Commuters covering their faces with protective masks to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) wait for transport on a road in Delhi.

The death toll due to the viral disease has gone up to 1,57,548 in the country with 113 more fatalities, the ministry’s data updated at 8 am showed. The number of active COVID-19 cases has increased to 1,76,319, accounting for 1.58 per cent of the total caseload, according to the data.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has gone up to 1,08,39,894, which translates to a national COVID-19 recovery rate of 97.01 per cent, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.41 per cent.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 last year, the 30-lakh mark on August 23, the 40-lakh mark on September 5 and the 50-lakh mark on September 16.

It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and the one-crore mark on December 19.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 21,99,40,742 samples have so far been tested for the viral disease in the country, including 7,61,834 on Thursday.


Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Thse Sen Times staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI


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