India records 12,584 COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours; lowest figure in around seven months

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,01,11,294 pushing the national recovery rate to 96.49 percent

Press Trust of India January 12, 2021 11:32:08 IST
India records 12,584 COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours; lowest figure in around seven months

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New Delhi: India recorded 12,584 new cases of coronavirus , the lowest in around seven months, taking the country's COVID-19 caseload to 1,04,79,179, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.

The death toll increased to 1,51,327 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 the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.44 percent.

The COVID-19 active caseload remained below 3 lakh.

There are 2,16,558 active coronavirus infections in the country which comprises 2.07 percent of the total caseload, the data stated.

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

According to the ICMR, 18,26,52,887 samples have been tested up to January 11 with 8,97,056 samples being tested on Monday.

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