National coronavirus instances stay beneath 50,000 for 19th consecutive day


New Delhi, November 26

India’s COVID-19 caseload increased to 92.66 lakh with 44,489 new infections being reported in a day while the recoveries surged to 86.79 lakh, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday.

The country’s infection tally mounted to 92,66,705 while the death toll climbed to 1,35,223 with 524 new fatalities, the Ministry data updated at 8 am showed.

The COVID-19 active caseload has risen to 4,52,344, an increase of 7,598 cases from Wednesday, even though it remained below five lakh for the 16th consecutive day.

The active cases comprise 4.88 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

The total number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 86,79,138, pushing the national recovery rate to 93.66 per cent while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.46 per cent.

This is the 19th consecutive day when the number of daily cases reported has remained below 50,000.

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

It went past 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29 and surpassed 90 lakh on November 20.

According to ICMR, over 13.59 crore samples have been tested for COVID-19 till November 25, with 10,90,238 samples being tested on Wednesday. PTI



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