COVID-19: India Records 45,209 Cases, 501 Deaths

New Delhi: India records 45,209 new coronavirus cases along with 501 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The number of active cases remained below five lakh for the 12th consecutive day.

The total recoveries have surged to 85,21,617, pushing the national recovery rate to 93.69 per cent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate has declined to 1.46 per cent.

There are 4,40,962 active cases in the country as on date which comprise 4.85 per cent 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 40 lakh on September 5.

It went past 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, and surpassed 90 lakh on November 20.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), over 13.17 crore samples have been tested up to November 22 with 10,75,326 samples being tested on Saturday.

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