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Covid 19 India: 18855 new cases of infection, 163 more deaths

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New Delhi. The total number of Covid 19 people in the country has increased to 1,07,20,048 after 18,855 new cases of coronavirus infection were reported in India. Of the infected, 1,03,94,352 people have recovered so far. With this, the national rate of recovery of infected people has increased and it has increased to 96.96 percent.

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According to the data updated by the Ministry of Health at 8 am on Friday, the death toll from Covid 19 has risen to 1,54,010 after 163 more people died due to the disease. He said that 1,03,94,352 people have been cured so far after getting infected and with this, the national rate of recovery of infected people has gone up to 96.96 percent while the death rate remains at 1.44 percent.

Number of people under treatment less than 2 lakhs

The number of people under treatment in the country for 10 consecutive days is less than 2 lakh. Currently, 1,71,686 people are undergoing treatment for Covid 19 infection, which is 1.60 percent of the total cases. In India, the number of infected reached 20 lakh on 7 August, 30 lakh on 23 August, and 40 lakh on 5 September. Total cases of infection had crossed 50 lakh on 16 September, 60 lakh on 28 September, 70 lakh on 11 October, 80 lakh on 29 October and 90 lakh on 20 November, and 1 crore on 19 December.

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According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 19,50,81,079 samples have been tested for Covid-19 so far. Of these, 7,42,306 samples were tested on Thursday. 163 people have died due to infection in the last 24 hours, of which 50 died in Maharashtra, 35 in Chhattisgarh, 19 in Kerala, 9 each in Punjab and West Bengal, 6–6 from Delhi, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh.

Highest deaths in Maharashtra

So far 1,54,010 people have died due to the infection, of which Maharashtra has the highest number of 50,944 deaths. This was followed by Tamil Nadu (12,339), Karnataka (12,209), Delhi (10,835), West Bengal (10,148), Uttar Pradesh (8,642), and Andhra Pradesh (7,152). The Health Ministry said that more than 70 percent of the patients who died so far had other diseases. The ministry said on its website that its data is being matched with ICMR data.

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