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India reports 20,549 new Covid-19 cases; death toll mounts to 1,48,439

Prime News, National, Health, Disease, New Delhi, December 30:- India’s COVID-19 caseload increased to 1,02,44,852 with 20,549 new infections being reported in a day while the number of people who have recovered from the disease surged to 98.34 lakh pushing the national recovery rate to 95.99 percent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday (December 30).

The death toll increased to 1,48,439 with 286 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed

The number of people who have recovered from the disease surged to 98,34,141 pushing the national recovery rate to 95.99 percent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.45 percent.

The COVID-19 active caseload remained below 3 lakh for the ninth consecutive day. There are 2,62,272 active coronavirus infections in the country which comprises 2.56 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.

According to the ICMR, 17,09,22,030 samples have been tested up to December 29 with 11,20,281 samples being tested on Tuesday. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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