India records lowest COVID-19 fatalities in eight months

A total of 14,457 new recoveries were recorded in India on Monday.

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India recorded 145 COVID-19 fatalities, the lowest in eight months, while the total caseload surged to 1,05,71,773, with 13,788  new cases, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday.

The number of recovered cases surged to 1,02,11,342 with 14,457 new recoveries, pushing the national COVID-19 recovery rate of 96.59 percent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.44 percent, the ministry said.

Of the 145 deaths reported on Sunday, Maharashtra reported the maximum fatalities with 50 deaths, followed by Kerala with 21 and West Bengal with 12 deaths, the ministry said.

The ministry further said that Kerala continued to report the highest number of daily new cases at 5,005, followed by Maharashtra and Karnataka with 3,081 and 745 new cases, respectively.

The COVID-19 active caseload in the country remained below three lakh. The active cases stood at 2,08,012, comprising 1.97 per cent of the total caseload, the ministry added.

A total of 18,70,93,036 samples have been tested for COVID-19 so far in India, of which 5,48,168 samples were tested on Sunday, according to the ICMR 

First Published:Jan. 18, 2021, 1:42 p.m.

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