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India records 20,021 new COVID cases, 279 deaths; active cases at 2,77,301

A total of 1,47,901 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 49,255 from Maharashtra followed by 12,062 from Karnataka, 12,069 from Tamil Nadu, 10,453 from Delhi, 9,598 from West Bengal, 8,306 from Uttar Pradesh, 7,094 from Andhra Pradesh and 5,299 from Punjab.

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New Delhi Published on: December 28, 2020 9:59 IST
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India's COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,02,07,871 on Monday, with 20,021 new infections being reported in a day, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 97,82,669 pushing the national recovery rate to 95.83 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. The death toll increased to 1,47,901 with 279 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 97,82,669, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.45 per cent.

The COVID-19 active caseload continues to remain below the 3 lakh-mark.

There are 2,77,301 active coronavirus infections in the country which comprises 2.72 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

Active Cases* Cured/Discharged/Migrated* Deaths**
Total Change since yesterday Cumulative Change since yesterday Cumulative Change since yesterday
1 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 64 4798 62  
2 Andhra Pradesh 3625 75  870342 422  7094
3 Arunachal Pradesh 130 24  16503 26  56  
4 Assam 3356 33  211546 60  1037
5 Bihar 5068 189  243461 694  1383
6 Chandigarh 361 18810 56  315  
7 Chhattisgarh 13701 327  258155 1134  3293 18 
8 Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 9 3362   2  
9 Delhi 6713 198  605685 939  10453 16 
10 Goa 944 48992 79  731  
11 Gujarat 10435 77  227128 920  4282
12 Haryana 4268 267  253765 620  2874
13 Himachal Pradesh 3834 457  49685 609  919
14 Jammu and Kashmir 3284 114986 264  1867  
15 Jharkhand 1585 13  111664 134  1019
16 Karnataka 13099 314  891095 1214  12062 11 
17 Kerala 65344 1417  672196 3463  2976 25 
18 Ladakh 208 9072 21  126  
19 Madhya Pradesh 10097 232  224692 1160  3563 18 
20 Maharashtra 60347 1124  1809948 2124  49255 66 
21 Manipur 1277 24  26404 73  348
22 Meghalaya 226 22  13012 27  138  
23 Mizoram 127 4049 8  
24 Nagaland 251 23  11568 23  78  
25 Odisha 2575 20  324068 319  1861
26 Puducherry 359 37005 43  631
27 Punjab 4214 222  155892 483  5299 18 
28 Rajasthan 11157 331  291533 1168  2670
29 Sikkim 547 30  5173 16  125  
30 Tamil Nadu 8947 92  793154 1091  12069 10 
31 Telengana 6231 348  277304 551  1533
32 Tripura 148 32711 16  385  
33 Uttarakhand 5625 181  82537 239  1483
34 Uttar Pradesh 15371 504  558303 1391  8306 13 
35 West Bengal 13774 334  524071 1740  9598 29 
Total# 277301 1389  9782669 21131  147901 279

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.

It went past  60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.

According to the ICMR, 16,11,98,195 samples have been tested up to December 19 with 11,07,681 samples being tested on Saturday.

The 279 new fatalities include 66 from Maharashtra, 29 from West Bengal, 16 from Delhi, 25 from Kerala and 13 from Uttar Pradesh.

A total of 1,47,901 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 49,255 from Maharashtra followed by 12,062 from Karnataka, 12,069 from Tamil Nadu, 10,453 from Delhi, 9,598 from West Bengal, 8,306 from Uttar Pradesh, 7,094 from Andhra Pradesh and 5,299 from Punjab.

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

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