India's COVID-19 caseload rises to 97.35 lakh with 32,080 new cases; recovery rate at 94.6%

The active caseload remained below four lakh for the third consecutive day while the toll rose to 1,41,360 with 402 new deaths

Press Trust of India December 09, 2020 10:33:15 IST
India's COVID-19 caseload rises to 97.35 lakh with 32,080 new cases; recovery rate at 94.6%

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New Delhi: India's COVID-19 caseload rose to 97.35 lakh on Wednesday, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease crossed 92 lakh, pushing the national recovery rate to 94.66 percent, according to the Union health ministry.

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 97,35,850 with 32,080 new infections being reported in a day, while the toll rose to 1,41,360 with 402 new fatalities, data updated by the ministry at 8 am showed.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 92,15,581, pushing the national recovery rate to 94.66 percent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stood at 1.45 percent.

The COVID-19 active caseload remained below four lakh for the third consecutive day.

There are 3,78,909 active coronavirus infections in the country now which comprises 3.89 percent of the total caseload, the data stated.

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed 20 lakh on 7 August, 30 lakh on 23 August, and 40 lakh on 5 September. It went past 50 lakh on 16 September, 60 lakh on 28 September, and 70 lakh on 11 October. The figure crossed 80 lakh on 29 October and surpassed 90 lakh on 20 November.

According to the ICMR, 14,98,36,767 samples have been tested up to 8 December, with 10,22,712 such examinations being conducted on Tuesday.

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