COVID-19: India records lowest fatalities in eight months

18 Jan 2021 11:00 AM | General
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The?daily?coronavirus infections fell below 14,000 for the second time this month taking India's COVID-19 caseload to 1,05,71,773,?while 145 new fatalities were recorded, the lowest in around eight months, according?to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday

A total of 13,788 infections have been reported?in a day. The?country's death toll increased to?1,52,419 with 145 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. The recoveries have crossed 1.02 crore
The daily COVID-19 infections?were 12,548 on January 12
The?number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,02,11,342 pushing the national COVID-19 recovery rate of?96.59 per?cent,?while the?COVID-19?case?fatality rate stands at 1.44?per cent
The COVID-19 active caseload remained below 3 lakh
There are?2,08,012 active cases of coronavirus infections in the country which?comprises?1.97?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, 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
According to the ICMR,?18,70,93,036 samples have been tested up to?January 17 with?5,48,168 samples being tested on Sunday.

Courtesy: PTI