India records 96,551 COVID-19 infections for first time in single day, taking total over 45.62 lakh
After 1,209 fatalities were reported in the past 24 hours, India's COVID-19 toll climbed to 76,271 while, the recoveries crossed 35 lakh on Friday
New Delhi: India's COVID-19 caseload crossed 45 lakh on Friday after 96,551 infections were registered for first time in single day, according to the recent data released by the Union health ministry.
After 1,209 fatalities were reported in the past 24 hours, the COVID-19 toll climbed to 76,271 while, the recoveries crossed 35 lakh on Friday.
The total coronavirus cases mounted to 45,62,414, while the recoveries surged to 35,42,663, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The COVID-19 case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.67 percent while the recovery rate was recorded at 77.65 percent.
There are 9,43,480 active cases of COVID-19 in the country which comprises 20.68 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 and it went past 40 lakh on 5 September.
According tothe ICMR, a cumulative total of 5,40,97,975 samples have been tested up to 10 September with 11,63,542 samples being tested on Thursday alone.
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