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Dance of Death: 2 Lakh Fresh Covid Cases

Dance of Death: 2 Lakh Fresh Covid Cases
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Dance of Death: 2 Lakh Fresh Covid Cases

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1,038 new fatalities 278 - Maharashtra, 120 -Chhattisgarh, 104 -Delhi, 73 - Gujarat, 67 -Uttar Pradesh, 63 - Punjab, 51 - Madhya Pradesh, 38 - Karnataka, 31 - Jharkhand, 29 - Rajasthan, 25 - Tamil Nadu, 24 - West Bengal, 22 - Kerala, 21 - Bihar, 18 - Andhra Pradesh and Haryana, 13 - Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.

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New Delhi: India added a record over 2 lakh new Covid-19 infections in a day pushing the total tally of cases to 1,40,74,564, while the active cases surpassed the 14-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.

A total of 2,00,739 new Covid-19 cases have been registered in a span of 24 hours. The death toll increased to 1,73,123 with 1,038 daily new fatalities, the highest since October 3, 2020 the data updated at 8 am showed.

With over 1 lakh infections per day for the ninth consecutive day, India has added 13,88,515 cases in nine days.

Registering a steady increase for the 36th day in a row, the active cases have increased to 14,71,877, comprising 10.46 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has dropped to 88.31 per cent.

The active caseload was at its lowest at 1,35,926 on February 12 and it was at its highest at 10,17,754 on September 18, 2020.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,24,29,564, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.23 per cent, the data stated.

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

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

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