India's COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,02,66,674 with 21,821 new infections

India's COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,02,66,674 with 21,821 new infections

India's COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,02,66,674 with 21,821 new infections being reported in a day, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 98.60 lakh pushing the national recovery rate to 96.04 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday

The death toll increased to 1, 48,738 with 299 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to98,60,280 pushing the national recovery rate to 96.04 percent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.45 per cent.

"A total of 17,20,49,274 samples tested for covid-19 up to December 30. Of these, 11,27,244 samples were tested yesterday", said Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

The COVID-19 active caseload remained below 3 lakh for the tenth consecutive day.

There are 2,57,656 active coronavirus infections in the country which comprises 2.51 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

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

The 299 new fatalities include 90 from Maharashtra, 28 each from West Bengal and Kerala, and 21 from Delhi.

A total of 1,48,738 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 49,463 from Maharashtra followed by 12,109 from Tamil Nadu, 12,081 from Karnataka,10,523 from Delhi, 9,683 from West Bengal, 8,352 from Uttar Pradesh, 7,104 from Andhra Pradesh and 5,331 from Punjab.