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With 41,322 new Covid-19 cases, India's tally climbs to 93,51,109

Our Bureau / PTI New Delhi | Updated on November 28, 2020 Published on November 28, 2020

As many as 41,322 people tested positive for Covid-19 infection, while 41,452 people recovered during the last 24 hours, taking the total number of active cases in the country to 4,54,940. During the same period 485 people succumbed to their infections. 

The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in India crossed 93.5 lakh of which around 87.6 lakh recovered. The Covid-19 death count in India so far is 1,36,200. 

During the last 24 hours, the total number of tests carried out in the country is close 11.58 lakh, according to the Indian COuncil of Medical Research.

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, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, and surpassed 90 lakh on November 20.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), more than 13.82 crore samples have been tested till November 27 with 11,57,605 samples being tested on Friday.

Delhi, Maharashtra and West Bengal top toll

The 485 new fatalities include 98 from Delhi, 85 from Maharashtra 46 from West Bengal, 29 from Haryana, 27 from Punjab, and 23 each from Uttar Pradesh and Kerala among others.

Of the total 1,36,200 deaths reported so far in the country, 46,898 were from Maharashtra followed by 11,738 from Karnataka, 11,681 from Tamil Nadu, 8,909 from Delhi, 8,270 from West Bengal, 7,697 from Uttar Pradesh, 6,976 from Andhra Pradesh, 4,737 from Punjab, 3,938 from Gujarat and 3,224 from Madhya Pradesh among others.

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 the state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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Published on November 28, 2020
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