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    India reports 10,064 new COVID cases, 137 deaths; total case tally at 1,05 Cr


    New Delhi, January 19: India's COVID-19 tally of cases climbed to 1,05,81,837 with 10,064 new cases in a day, while 1,02,28,753 people have recuperated so far pushing the national recovery rate to 96.66 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday. There are 2,00,528 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 1.90 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

    The total coronavirus cases mounted to 1,05,81,837 and the death toll climbed to 1,52,556 with the novel coronavirus virus claiming 137 lives in a span of 24 hours in the country, the data updated at 8 am showed. The COVID-19 case fatality rate stood at 1.44 per cent.According to the ICMR, a total of 18,78,02,827 samples were tested for COVID-19 up to 18th January.

    India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5. It went past 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11 and crossed 80 lakh on October 29 and 90 lakh on November 20 and one crore on December 19. The 137 latest fatalities include 35 from Maharashtra, 17 from Kerala, 10 from West Bengal, 4 from Uttar Pradesh, 8 each from Delhi and Tamil Nadu.

    The total 1,52,556 deaths reported so far in the country include 50,473 from Maharashtra followed by 12,272 from Tamil Nadu, 12,175 from Karnataka, 10,754 from Delhi, 10,063 from West Bengal, 8,580 from Uttar Pradesh, 7,141 from Andhra Pradesh, 5,509 from Punjab and 4,367 from Gujarat.

    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 (ICMR)," the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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