India records lowest Covid-19 fatalities in 8 months
On Monday, India recorded 145 new fatalities from the corona virus disease. This figure is the lowest in last eight months.
On January 18, the Union Health Ministry updated the data and reported 145 fresh fatalities in the country. The Ministry said that this figure is the lowest in the last 8 months. The new fatalities included 50 from Maharashtra, 21 from Kerala, 12 from West Bengal and 8 from Delhi.
With this the case fatality rate stands at 1.44%. According to the Health Ministry’s Covid-19 dashboard, the country’s wide death toll increased to 1,52,419. According to the Health Ministry more than 70% of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.
The falling daily Covid cases took India’s caseload to 1,05,71,773.
Active cases – 13,788 Covid cases were recorded on Monday, and the active cases were 2,08,012. It comprises 1.97% of the total caseload.
Recovered – The total recoveries have crossed 1.02 crore, which took the national COVID-19 recovery rate to 96.59%.
Deaths – 152419 deaths have been reported so far in India. It includes 50,438 from Maharashtra followed by 12,264 from Tamil Nadu, 12,166 from Karnataka, 10,746 from Delhi, 10,053 from West Bengal, 8,576 from Uttar Pradesh, 7,140 from Andhra Pradesh and 5,504 from Punjab.
New cases – New cases were below 20,000 for the past 11 days. These fresh cases have been falling for over the last week.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 18,70,93,036 samples have been tested up to January 17th, and 5,48,168 samples were being tested on January 17.
India’s COVID-19 tally crossed :-
- August 7 – 20-lakh mark
- August 23 – 30 lakh
- September 5 – 40 lakh
- September 16 – 50 lakh
- September 28 – 60 lakh
- October 11 – 70 lakh
- October 29 – 80 lakh
- November 20 – 90 lakh
- December 19 – 1 crore
The Health Ministry said on its website, “Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research.” It further added that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.