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COVID-19: India records 1,61,736 fresh cases, 879 deaths

New Delhi: India on Tuesday reported 1,61,736 new cases of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours, pushing the total case tally to 1,36,89,453, the data by the Union Health Ministry stated on Thursday.

The death toll mounted to 1,71,058 with 879 more fatalities in the past day. The fatality rate stood at 1.25 per cent.

According to the Ministry data, the active cases rose by 63,689 to stand at 12,64,698. It is now 9.24 per cent of the total caseload.

The past 24 hours saw 97,168 people recovering from the deadly virus, taking the total recovery count to 1,22,53,697, which is 89.51 per cent of the case tally.

Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that a total of 25,92,07,108 samples have been tested so far for coronavirus. Out of this, 14,00,122 were tested in the past one day.

On the vaccination front, a total of 10,85,33,085 people have been vaccinated across the country till now with 40,04,521 vaccinations administered in the past 24 hours.

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