India's COVID-19 death toll crosses one lakh

India's COVID-19 death toll crosses one lakh

India's COVID-19 death toll crossed one lakh and the infection tally climbed to64,73,544, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease crossed 54 lakh pushing the recovery rate to 83.84 percent, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 64,73,544 with 79,476 new infections being reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to1,00,842 with the virus claiming 1,069 lives in a span of 24 hours, data updated at 8 am showed.

The total recoveries have surged to 54,27,706, while there are 9,44,996 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 14.60 percent of the total caseload, the data showed.

The COVID-19casefatality rate was recorded at 1.56 percent.