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Coronavirus update: India records 15,968 new cases

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,01,29,111 pushing the national COVID-19 recovery rate to 96.51 percent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.44 percent.

January 13, 2021 / 12:02 PM IST

Source: Reuters

India's COVID-19 caseload increased to 1,04,95,147 with 15,968 infections being reported in a day, while the recoveries have surged to 1,01,29,111 pushing the national recovery rate to 96.51 percent, accordingto the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. The death toll increased to1,51,529with 202 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,01,29,111 pushing the national COVID-19 recovery rate to 96.51 percent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.44 percent.

The COVID-19 active caseload remained below 3 lakh.

There are 2,14,507 active cases of coronavirus infections in the country which comprises 2.04 percent of the total caseload, the data stated.

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India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7,30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and50 lakh onSeptember 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh onNovember 20 andsurpassed theone-crore mark on December 19.

According to the ICMR,18,34,89,114 samples have been tested up toJanuary 12 with 8,36,227 samples being tested on Tuesday.
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first published: Jan 13, 2021 09:57 am

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