India reports 37,975 COVID-19 infections, 480 deaths in past 24 hrs; tally nears 92 lakh

New Delhi: India recorded 37,975 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours taking the COVID-19 caseload to 91.77 lakh on Tuesday, said the health ministry.

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 91,77,840 while the toll climbed to 1,34,218 with 480 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The number of active cases remained below five lakh for the fourteenth consecutive day. There are 4,38,667 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 4.78 percent of the total caseload, the data stated.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 86,04,955 pushing the national recovery rate to 93.76 percent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stood at 1.46 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, 60 lakh on 28 September, 70 lakh on 11 October, crossed 80 lakh on 29 October and surpassed 90 lakh on 20 November.

According to the ICMR, over 13.36 crore samples have been tested up to 23 November with 10,99,545 samples being tested on Monday alone.



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