India's COVID-19 tally over 66.85 lakh with 61,267 new infections; recovery rate rises to 84.7%

New Delhi: The daily spike in coronavirus infections dropped below 65,000 on Tuesday and the total recoveries surpassed 56 lakh pushing the recovery rate to 84.7 percent, according to the Union Health Ministry.

However, the COVID-19 caseload rose to 66,85,082 with 61,267 new infections, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The toll climbed to 1,03,569 with 884 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours, the data showed.

The total recoveries have surged to 56,62,490 while, there are 9,19,023 active cases of the coronavirus in the country which comprises 13.75 percent of the total caseload.

The fatality rate due to the coronavirus infection was recorded at 1.55 percent.

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

According to ICMR, a total of 8,10,71,797 samples have been tested so far with 10,89,403 samples being tested on Monday alone.



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