Tally jumps to 89,58,484, death toll mounts to 1,31,578
New Delhi, Nov 19: India on Thursday witnessed a fresh spike of 45,576 COVID-19 cases pushing the country’s tally to 89,58,484, the Union Health Ministry update said.
Talking of fatalities , 585 more people lost their lives to the highly contagious virus in the past 24 hours taking the pandemic death toll to 1,31,578.
Active case count of the nation has further witnessed a dip by 3,502 since Wednesday and presently there are 4,43,303 active cases of the COVID contagion across the country, the government data added.
Meanwhile, the total recovery count of the nation has now reached 83,83,603 after adding 48,493 people who were cured since the past one day.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research , a total of 12,85,08,389 tests have been done till date in the country since the beginning.
In the past one day, the maximum number of COVID deaths have been recorded across the nation in Delhi , where 131 lives were claimed by the virus in a day.
Centre and the state governments have once again come together to manage the escalating COVID situation is the capital which is taking on the third wave of the pandemic.
Delhi government is working on to add more than six hundred ICU beds swiftly , while the centre is to provide for 750 more ICU beds in the capital in short time period.
Central agencies are also contributing to capital’s fight against the disease in various ways.