Coronavirus Update: India reports 26,115 new COVID-19 cases, 252 deaths

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On the 248th day of the COVID-19 vaccination drive, 57.11 lakh beneficiaries received their first shot and 39.35 lakh their second dose. (Representative image: Reuters)

India added 26,115 new cases of coronavirus infection taking the total tally to 3,35,04,534, while the active cases declined to 3,09,575, the lowest in 184 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.

The death toll climbed to 4,45,385 with 252 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The active cases comprise 0.92 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.75 percent, the ministry said.

A reduction of 8,606 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 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.

India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23.

(With PTI inputs)

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