COVID-19: India's Tally Crosses 45 Lakh Mark; Record Rise in New Cases, Fatalities

On Friday, the country reported 96,551 new infections and 1,209 fatalities.

New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 caseload sprinted past 45 lakh and the death toll climbed to 76,271 with a record 96,551 infections and 1,209 fatalities being reported in a day. The recoveries crossed 35 lakh on Friday, according to the Union health ministry’s data.

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 45,62,414, while the recoveries surged to 35,42,663, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The COVID-19 case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.67% while the recovery rate was recorded at 77.65%.

There are 9,43,480 active cases of COVID-19 in the country, which comprises 20.68% of the total caseload, the data stated.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and it went past 40 lakh on September 5, 2020.

According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 5,40,97,975 samples have tested up to September 10 with 11,63,542 samples being tested on Thursday.