India's COVID-19 caseload rose to1,03,74,932with18,088 infections being reported in a day, whilethe recoveries are nearingone crore, accordingto the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.
The death toll increased to1,50,114with 264 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.
Thenumber of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 99,97,272 pushing the national recovery rate to96.36 per cent,while theCOVID-19casefatality ratestands at 1.45 per cent.
The COVID-19 active caseload remained below 3 lakh for the 16thconsecutive day.
There are 2,27,546,active cases of coronavirus infections in the country whichcomprises2.19per 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,17,74,63,405 samples have been tested up toJanuary 5 with9,31,408 samples being tested on Tuesday.
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