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India records 1,45,384 fresh COVID-19 cases

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 12:55 PM, 10 April 2021  

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India’s COVID-19 tally has climbed to 1,32,05,926 with a record 1,45,384 fresh cases, the health ministry said on Saturday. 

The number of active cases has breached the 10-lakh mark again after around six-and-a-half months, while the death toll due to the viral disease has gone up to 1,68,436 with 794 more fatalities, the highest since October 18 last year, the ministry’s data updated at 8:00 am showed. 

Registering a steady increase for the 31st day in a row, the number of active coronavirus cases in the country has gone up to 10,46,631, accounting for 7.93 percent of its total caseload, while the recovery rate has further dropped to 90.80 percent. The active caseload was at its lowest at 1,35,926 on February 12, accounting for only 1.25 percent of the total number of cases in the country.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 1,19,90,859, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.28 percent, the data stated.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 last year, the 30-lakh mark on August 23, the 40-lakh mark on September 5 and the 50-lakh mark on September 16.

It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and the one-crore mark on December 19.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 25,52,14,803 samples have so far been tested in the country for the viral disease, including 11,73,219 on Friday. - PTI

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