India records 96,551 COVID-19 infections for first time in single day, taking total over 45.62 lakh
India’s COVID-19 caseload reached 45 lakh on Friday after 96,551 first-time single-day infections, according to recent data released by the Union Health Ministry.
After 1,209 deaths in the past 24 hours, COVID-19 toll climbed to 76,271, while recoveries reached 35 lakh on Friday.
Total cases of coronavirus rose to 45.62.414, while recoveries rose to 35.42.663, data revised at 8 am showed.
The COVID-19 case fatality rate fell further to 1.67 percent, while the recovery rate was reported at 77.65 percent.
There are 9,43,480 active COVID-19 cases in the world, which is 20.68 percent of the total caseload, the data reported.
India’s COVID-19 tally reached the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, reaching 40 lakh on September 5.
According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 5,40,97,975 samples were tested with 11,63,542 samples tested on Thursday alone.