India’s COVID-19 tally breaches 63-lakh mark, over 86,000 infections recorded in a day; recovery rate at 83.53%
The number of coronavirus cases had crossed 40 lakh on 5 September, 50 lakh on 16 September and 60 lakh on 28 September
New Delhi: India's COVID-19 caseload breached the 63-lakh mark with 86,821 infections being reported in a day, while 52,73,201 people have recuperated so far from the disease, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.
The recovery rate stands at 83.53 percent.
The total coronavirus cases mounted to 63,12,584, while the death toll climbed to 98,678 with the virus claiming 1,181 lives in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.
There are 9,40,705 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 14.90 percent of the total caseload, the data stated.
The COVID-19 case fatality rate due to the coronavirus infection has dropped to 1.56 percent.
India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7 August, 30 lakh on 23 August and 40 lakh on 5 September. It went past 50 lakh on 16 September and crossed 60 lakh on 28 September.
According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 7,56,19,781 samples have been tested up to 30 September with 14,23,052 samples being tested on Wednesday.
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For six days in a row the active cases of COVID-19 remained below 9 lakh, comprising 11.42 percent of the total caseload, said the health ministry
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