The total number of COVID-19 cases in India climbed to 1,10,16,434 with 10,584 new infections reported in one day, while recoveries exceeded 1.07 crore, according to data from the Department of Health. Union updates Tuesday.
The death toll increased to 1.56,463 with 78 new deaths, data updated as of 8 a.m. on Tuesday.
The number of people who have recovered from the disease has climbed to 1.07,12,665, resulting in a national recovery rate from COVID-19 of 97.24% and the case fatality rate is 1.42% .
Active coronavirus infections in the country have been reduced to 1,47,306, representing 1.34% of the total number of cases, according to the data.
India’s COVID-19 tally crossed 20 lakh on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.
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After slipping below 5,000 for a day, new COVID-19 cases again crossed the 6,000 mark in Maharashtra today due to a spike in Akola Division, while 51 patients died, a multi-week high, in the state, the health department said. . The state reported 6,218 new cases of COVID-19, up from 5,210 on Monday, bringing the total to 211,312, he said.
The Union Health Department wrote to five states on Tuesday that reported a daily increase in new coronavirus cases and called on them to speed up immunization of health workers and frontline workers in districts that have recorded the biggest peaks of fresh infections.
“… grant immunity as soon as possible to health and frontline workers, as they are also involved in the containment, surveillance and management of COVID-19 cases,” read the letter which was sent to Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, J&K and Chhattisgarh.
In view of the increase in coronavirus cases in parts of the country, the Chhattisgarh government has asked authorities to ensure screening of people entering the state from outside by different modes of transport, a responsible.
In a directive issued on Monday to divisional commissioners and district collectors, the Department of General Administration (GAD) asked them to make arrangements for COVID-19 testing and contact tracing of people entering Chhattisgarh in from other states, he said.