COVID-19: India Records 78,357 Cases, 1,045 Deaths

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New Delhi: India records 78,357 new coronavirus cases along with 1,045 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The total number of COVID-19 recoveries in the country has surged to 29,01,908, while the fatality rate has further declined to 1.76 per cent. There are 8,01,282, active cases in the country which comprises 21.26 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 and went past 30 lakh on August 23.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 4,43,37,201 samples have been tested up to September 1, of which 10,12,367 were tested on Tuesday.

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