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India records 83,341 COVID-19 cases, 1,096 deaths

New Delhi: India registered 83,341 COVID-19 cases and 1,096 deaths from the virus in the past 24 hours, Union Health Ministry said on Friday.

With the new additions, the case tally zoomed to 39,36,747 while the death toll climbed to 68,472.
As per the official data, the number of active cases now stand at 8,31,124 while recovered at 30,37,151, which includes 66,659 fresh recoveries.

The recovery rate has now reached 77.15 per cent while the fatality rate stands at 1.74.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), in the past 24 hours, 11,69,765 samples were tested, taking the total tests conducted to 4,66,79,145.

The case tally climbed to 8,43,844 in the worst-affected Maharashtra, 4,65,730 in Tamil Nadu and 4,45,851 in Andhra Pradesh.

The death toll rose to 25,931 in Maharashtra, 7,608 in Tamil Nadu and 6,073 in Karnataka.
Globally, the United States remains the worst-infected, with more than 63 lakh cases, followed by Brazil, recording over 40 lakh infections. The US also registered the highest 1.91 lakh fatalities, while 1.24 lakh deaths were recorded in Brazil.

India, at the third spot both in terms of infections and fatalities, registered the first case and death on January 31 and March 13, respectively.

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