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India witnesses 17,921 new Covid cases, 133 more deaths

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New Delhi: India’s Covid tally rose to 1,12,62,707 with 17,921 fresh cases being reported in a day, while the recoveries surpassed 1.09 crore, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

The death toll increased to 1,58,063 with 133 new fatalities, according to the ministry data updated at 8 am.

The number of active cases reduced to 1,84,598 which now comprises 1.64 per cent of the infection count.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,09,20,046, which translates to a national Covid recovery rate of 96.96 per cent, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.4 per cent, the data stated.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 22,34,79,877 samples have been tested up to March 9 for the viral disease, including 7,63,081 on Tuesday. 

The new fatalities include 56 from Maharashtra, 20 from Punjab and 16 from Kerala.

A total of 1,58,063 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 52,556 from Maharashtra, followed by 12,525 from Tamil Nadu, 12,373 from Karnataka, 10,928 from Delhi, 10,281 from West Bengal, 8,740 from Uttar Pradesh and 7,176 from Andhra Pradesh.