New 26,115 cases of coronavirus infection were added to India’s total count of 3,35,04,534 so far. The active cases declined to 3,09,575, the lowest number to be witnessed in 184 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.
The death toll jumped up to 4,45,385 with 252 new fatalities, as per the data updated at 8 am.
The active cases are a 0.92 per cent of the total infections. Meanwhile, the national COVID-19 recovery rate was noted at 97.75 per cent, said the ministry.
The active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours has reduced by 8,606 cases.
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.
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