COVID: India’s active cases cross 1.5-lakh mark again as infections surge in some states



New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 tally surpassed 1.10 crore on Monday with 14,199 new infections while the number of active cases increased for the fifth consecutive day and went past 1.5 lakh after a gap of 17 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

J&K reports 58 new virus cases

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 58 new COVID-19 cases on Monday which took the union territory’s infection tally to 1,25,925, officials said here.
No fresh death due to the disease was reported, they added.
Of the fresh cases, 11 were from the Jammu division and 47 from the Kashmir division, the officials said.
Srinagar district recorded the highest number of 17 new cases, followed by 15 in Baramulla district, they added.
While 10 districts did not report any fresh cases, eight districts had new cases in single digits.
The number of active has risen to 735 in the union territory, while 1,23,236 patients have recovered so far, the officials said. The death toll in the union territory due to the pandemic stands at 1,954 as no fresh death has been reported in two days, they added.

The total number of coronavirus cases in the country stands at 1,10,05,850. The death toll increased to 1,56,385 with 83 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
India added 4,421 active COVID-19 cases on Monday, the biggest jump since November 26.
With this, the number of active cases increased to 1,50,055, which constitutes 1.36 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.
Active cases were last recorded above the 1.5-lakh mark, at 1,51,460, on February 5.
According to the health ministry, the surge in active cases is due to a spike in the number of daily infections in Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,06,99,410, which translates to a national COVID-19 recovery rate of 97.22 per cent. The case fatality rate stands at 1.42 per cent.
India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 last year, 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, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 21,15,51,746 samples had been tested until February 21 with 6,20,216 tested on Sunday.
The 83 new fatalities include 35 from Maharashtra, 15 from Kerala, six from Punjab, five from Chhattisgarh and four from Madhya Pradesh.


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