India's COVID-19 caseload crosses 1.02 crore with over 20,000 new cases

The death toll mounted to 1,47,901 with 279 new fatalities on Monday.


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India's COVID-19 caseload surged to 1,02,07,871 with 20,021 new positive cases in a day, while the number of recovered cases increased to 97,82,669 as 21,131 more persons recovered from the infection, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday.

COVID-19 claimed 279 more lives in India, taking the death toll to 1,47,901, the ministry stated. 

With the new recoveries, the national COVID-19 recovery rate improved to 95.83 per cent, while the fatality rate stood at 1.45 per cent. 

The Union Health Ministry stated that a net decline of 1,389 cases from the total active caseload was registered in a span of 24 hours. With it, the number of active cases in the country stood at 2,77,301, comprising 2.72 per cent of the total caseload.

Kerala has reported the maximum number of single day recoveries with 3,463 newly recovered cases, followed by Maharashtra with 2,124 and West Bengal with 1,740 new recovered cases.

While Kerala continues to report the highest daily new cases at 4,905, followed by Maharashtra and West Bengal with 3,314 and 1,435 new cases, respectively, Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties of 66 deaths, followed by West Bengal and Kerala follow with 29 and 25 daily deaths, respectively, the ministry added.

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First Published:Dec. 28, 2020, 2:29 p.m.

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