India’s COVID-19 death toll crosses 50,000-mark; tally mounts to 26.47 lakh


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With more than 57,000 new cases reported in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 count on Monday crossed the 26.47 lakh-mark, while the death toll has crossed the 50,000-mark as well.

At 9:30 AM on this day, the COVID-19 tally in the country has reached 26,47,664 cases, which include 6,76,900 active cases; 19,19,843 cured, discharged, or migrated patients, and 50,921 deaths.

According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, as many as 57,982 new COVID-19 cases and 941 deaths were reported in the country in the last 24 hours, marking a significant spike.

Total coronavirus cases in the worst-hit state of Maharashtra has climbed to 5,95,865.

Maharashtra is followed by Tamil Nadu with 3,38,055 cases. The state crossed Andhra Pradesh to take up second place in the list due to a recent massive surge in the number of cases.

Andhra Pradesh is third on the list with 2,89,829 cases.

After Andhra Pradesh comes Karnataka, where the COVID-19 figure stands at 2,26,966 cases with 1,41,491 patients recovered, and 3,956 fatalities. National capital Delhi has reported 1,52,580 cases of which 1,37,561 have recovered and 4,196 patients are dead.

West Bengal has reported 1,16,498 positive cases so far of which 86,771 patients have recovered and 2,428 patients have lost their lives due to the virus. In Bihar, as many as 1,04,093 people have confirmed COVID-19, of which 72,566 recovered and 537 people succumbed to it.

In Kerala, which reported the country’s first COVID-19 case, 44,415 people have been detected positive for coronavirus so far.

Meanwhile, India’s  COVID-19 Case Fatality Rate (CFR) is on a continuous positive path of slide. It stands at 1.93%, currently, India has one of the lowest mortality globally. This is a result of coordinated efforts of the Centre and State/UT governments which has led to a continuous decline in the mortality rate.

India’s recovery rate has also reached nearly 72% ensuring more and more patients are recovering.

The Indian Telegraph
Established in 2007, The Indian Telegraph is a multi award winning digital media company based in Australia.

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