COVID-19: India records 22,065 infections, 354 fatalities

17 Dec 2020 11:17 AM | General
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India's daily COVID-19 case count fell below 23,000 after a little over five months, while the national recovery rate stood at over 95 per cent, according to data updated by the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday

The coronavirus caseload mounted to 99,06,165 with 22,065 infections being reported in a day, while the death toll rose to 1,43,709 with 354 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 94,22,636 pushing the national recovery rate to?95.12 per cent, while the COVID-19?case?fatality rate stood at 1.45 per cent
The active COVID-19 caseload remained below four lakh for the eighth consecutive day on Tuesday
There are 3,39,820 active coronavirus infections in the country which constitute 3.43?per cent of the total caseload, the data stated
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 90 lakh on November 20
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 15,55,60,655 samples have been tested up to December 14, of which 9,93,665 were conducted on Monday
The 354 new fatalities include 60 each from Delhi and Maharashtra, 43 from West Bengal, 24?from Kerala and 21 from Punjab
Total 1,43,709 deaths reported so far in the country include 48,269?from Maharashtra, 11,954?from?Karnataka, 11,909?from Tamil Nadu, 10,074 from?Delhi,?9,100?from West Bengal, 8,083?from Uttar Pradesh, 7,059?from?Andhra Pradesh, and 5,098 from Punjab
The Health Ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities
"Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research," the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

Courtesy: PTI