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India coronavirus update: Covid-19 caseload in India breaches 9 mn-mark

India's Covid-19 caseload surpassed the 9 mn-mark on Friday with 45,882 new cases, while the recoveries surged to 8.4 mn pushing the national recovery rate to 93.6%

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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A health worker collects a nasal sample from a woman for a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) for the Covid-19 coronavirus in Srinagar.

India's COVID-19 caseload surpassed the 90-lakh mark on Friday with 45,882 new cases, while the recoveries surged to 84.28 lakh pushing the national recovery rate to 93.6 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

The total cases mounted to 90,04,365 and the death toll climbed to 1,32,162 with the novel virus claiming 584 lives in a span of 24 hours in the country, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The COVID-19 case fatality rate has further declined to 1.46 per cent.

There are 4,43,794 active cases of infection in the country which comprises 4.92 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 12,95,91,786 samples have been tested up to November 20 with 10,83,397 samples being tested on Thursday.

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

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First Published: Fri, November 20 2020. 09:55 IST
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