India recorded 16,375 new cases of coronavirus, the lowest in over six months,taking the country's COVID-19 caseload to1,03,56,844, accordingto the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.
The death toll increased to1,49,850with 201new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed
Thenumber of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 99,75,958pushing the national recovery rate to96.32 percent,while theCOVID-19casefatality ratestands at 1.45 per cent.
The COVID-19 active caseload remained below 3 lakh for the 15thconsecutive day.
There are 2,31,036active coronavirus infections in the country whichcomprises2.23per cent of the total caseload,the data stated.
India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7,30 lakhonAugust 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and50 lakh onSeptember 16. It went past60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh onOctober 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29,90 lakh onNovember 20 andsurpassed theone-crore mark on December 19.
According to the ICMR,17,65,31,997 samples have been tested up toJanuary 4 with8,96,236samples being tested on Monday.
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