COVID-19: National recovery rate crosses 93 per cent

By Gitanjali Mangal - November 14, 2020 11:11 am

India’s COVID-19 tally of cases climbed to 87.73 lakh with 44,684 new infections in a day while 81,63,572 people have recovered from the disease so far, which brings the national recovery rate to 93.04 per cent on Saturday, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

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According to the data, the fresh cases pushed the number of novel coronavirus cases to 87,73,479. The death toll climbed to 1,29,188 with the pandemic took 520 more lives in a span of 24 hours in the country.

The COVID-19 case fatality rate has further declined to 1.47 per cent.

There are 4,80,719 active COVID-19 cases in the country which comprises 5.48 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 12,40,31,230 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to November 13 with 9,29,491 samples being tested on Friday.

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The Health Ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the COVID-19 deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

“Our figures are being reconciled with the ICMR,” the Ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures was subject to further verification and reconfirmation.

-PTC News