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10 Apr 2021, 21:04 HRS IST
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  • COVID-19: India records 18,711 new cases

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New Delhi, Mar 7 (PTI) The daily rise in new coronavirus infections were recorded above 18,000 for the second consecutive day taking India's?total?tally of COVID-19 cases?to?1,12,10,799,? the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday

The active cases registered an increase for the fifth consecutive day and the COVID-19 active caseload increased to??1,84,523?which?now comprises?1.65??per cent of the total infections

The recovery rate has dropped further to 96.95 per cent,?the ministry data stated

A total of 18,711 new infections were registered in a day, while the?death toll increased to?1,57,756?with 100? daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.?

On January 29,? 18,855 new infections were recorded in a span of 24 hours

The?number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,08,68,520?which translates to a national COVID-19 recovery rate of? 96.95 per cent, while the?case?fatality rate stands at 1.41?per cent

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7,?30 lakh?on?August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and?50 lakh on?September 16.It went past??60 lakh on September 28,? 70 lakh on?October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29,?90 lakh on?November 20 and?surpassed the?one-crore mark on December 19

According to ICMR,? 22,14,30,507 ?amples have been tested up to?March 6?with??7,37,830?samples being tested on Saturday.

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