India Sees 12.5k Coronavirus Cases in 24 Hours — the Lowest Figure in 7 Months
An effigy of the year 2020 depicting 'coronasur' at Worli in MumbaI. Photo: PTI
India recorded 12,584 new cases of coronavirus, the lowest in around seven months, taking the country's COVID-19 caseload to1,04,79,179, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday. The death toll increased to1,51,327 with 167 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,01,11,294 pushing the national COVID-19 recovery rate to 96.49 percent, while theCOVID-19casefatality rate stands at 1.44per cent. The COVID-19 active caseload remained below 3 lakh.
There are2,16,558active coronavirus infections in the country whichcomprises2.07per cent of the total caseload, the data stated. India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and50 lakh on September 16. It went past60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.
According to the ICMR,18,26,52,887 samples have been tested up to January 11with8,97,056samples being tested on Monday.
(With inputs from PTI)