( file pic : Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan)

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Patna : A total of 13,993 new Covid-19 cases were recorded in India in last 24 hours outpacing the recoveries bya margin of  3,686 taking the tally of cases recorded so far in the country to 1,09,77,387 at 8 am on February 20, 2021. On the other hand, only 10,307 patients were declared cured / discharged in last 24 hours in the country taking the tally to 1,06,78,048 on February 20, 2021, exceeding the number of active cases ( 1,43,127) by a massive margin of 1,05,34,921.

The active cases accounted for 1.30% of the total Covid-19 cases ( 1,09,77,387) on February 20, 2021, an increase of 3,585 cases in last 24 hours. The active cases accounted for 1.27% of the total cases on February 19, 2021.  India has tested 21,02,61,480 samples so far including 7,86,618 samples on February 19, 2021. Meanwhile, a total of 1,07,15,204 Corona warriors have been vaccinated against Covid-19 so far in the country including 5,27,197 samples on February 19, 2021, according to Union Health Ministry figure. Of the 109,77,387 Covid-19 cases recorded so far in India, altogether 1,06,78,048 patients have been declared cured with the recovery rate (RR) being 97.27%.

The Covid-19 toll climbed to 1,56,212 in India on February 20, 2021, with 101 new deaths being recorded in the country in last 24 hoursing including 44 in Maharashtra, 15 in Kerala, 8 in Punjab, 7 in Tamilnadu, 5 in Karnataka, 3 in Chhattisgarh,3 in West Bengal, 3 in Uttar Pradesh,  1 in Delhi, 1 in Bihar, and 1 in Andhra Pradesh. India had recorded 97 new deaths on February 19, 2021.

The Covid-19 toll in India on February 20, 2021, was : Maharashtra (51,713), Tamilnadu (12,451), Karnataka (12,287), Delhi (10,897), Andhra Pradesh (7,167), Uttar Pradesh (8,712), West Bengal (10,242), Gujarat (4,404), Madhya Pradesh (3,846), Rajasthan (2,784),  Punjab (5,740), Telengana (1,623), J&K (1,954), Haryana (3,042), Bihar (1,532), Odisha (1,914), Jharkhand (1,084), Assam (1,091), Uttarakhand (1,686), Kerala (4,061), Chhattisgarh (3,793), Puducherry (662), Goa (787), Tripura (391), Chandigarh (348), Andaman & Nicobar (62), Himachal Pradesh (994), Ladakh (130), Manipur (373), Nagaland (91), Meghalaya (148), Arunachal Pradesh (56), Sikkim (135), Mizoram (10), and Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu (2)