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Sunday, 24 January 2021 3.50 PM IST

India's COVID-19 case count crosses 20-lakh mark


NEW DELHI: The country's COVID-19 tally on Thursday surpassed 20-lakh mark with Maharashtra and Karnataka reporting highest single-day spike in infections.
Recent reports suggests that the number of COVID-19 cases reported in the state is 20,21,275 while 13,28,336 patients have been cured or discharged.

The Health Ministry said active cases as a percentage of total cases have seen a significant drop from 34.17 per cent on July 24 to 30.31 per cent.

With crease of 904 deaths, the toll due to the disease has gone up to 40,699.

The ministry said that the recovery rate has reached a record high of 67.62 per cent among COVID-19 patients and the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) stands at 2.07 per cent.

"The total recoveries of COVID-19 patients have jumped to 13,28,336 with 46,121 COVID-19 patients being discharged in the last 24 hours. With such a consistent increase in recoveries, the gap between recovered patients and active COVID-19 cases has reached 7,32,835," the ministry said in a statement.

Maharashtra on Thursday reported 11,514 COVID-19 cases taking the total number of cases in the state to 4,79,779, including 1,46,305 active cases, 3,16,375 recovered and 16,792 deaths.

A total of 5,684 COVID-19 new cases and 110 deaths were reported in Tamil Nadu on Thursday and 6,272 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases in the state now stands at 2,79,144, including 2,21,087 discharged patients, 53,486 active cases and 4,571 deaths.

A total of 10,328 new COVID-19 cases, 72 deaths and 8,516 recoveries were reported in the last 24 hours in Andhra Pradesh. The total number of cases in the state has gone up to 1,96,789 including 1,12,870 recoveries and 1,753 deaths. The number of active cases stands at 82,166.

Karnataka reported 6,805 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday taking the state's count of coronavirus cases to 1,51,449. The active cases in the state now stand at 73,958 while 74,679 persons have been discharged and 2,804 persons have died due to COVID-19.

Karnataka's Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar inaugurated state's first mobile COVID-19 testing labs approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research.

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