New Delhi: India saw 48,648 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day taking the COVID-19 caseload to 80,88,851. However, the active caseload fell below 6,00,000 for the first time according to the Union Health Ministry data updated Friday. The national recovery rate crossed 91 per cent, the Health Ministry said.
The COVID-19 death toll in India climbed to 1,21,090 with 563 new fatalities reported in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry data updated at 8.00am showed.
A total of 73,73,375 people have recuperated from COVID-19 so far pushing the national recovery rate to 91.15. The case fatality rate (CFR) in India stands at 1.50 per cent.
There are 5,94,386 active cases of coronavirus infection in India as on date. It comprises 7.35 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.
India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5. It went past 50 lakh September 16, 60 lakh September 28,70 lakh October 11 and crossed 80 lakh October 29.
According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 10,77,28,088 samples have been tested up to October 29 with 11,64,648 samples being tested Thursday.