With 957 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours and 36 deaths, India’s total count of coronavirus cases has surged to 14,792, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday.
The total cases are inclusive of 2,014 cured and discharged patients, one migrated and 488 deaths. At present, there are 12,289 active COVID-19 cases in the country.
Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that mortality rate due to COVID-19 in our country is around 3.3 per cent.
“An age-wise analysis will tell you that 14.4 per cent of deaths have been reported in the age group of 0-45 years. Between 45-60 years it is 10.3 percent, between 60-75 years it is 33.1 percent and for 75 years, and above it is 42.2 percent,” Aggarwal said at a press conference here.