COVID-19: India Records 80,472 Cases, 1,179 Deaths

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New Delhi: India records 80,472 new coronavirus cases along with 1,179 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to Union Ministry of Heath and Family Welfare.

There are 9,40,441 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 15.11 per cent of the total caseload. The COVID-19 case fatality rate due to the coronavirus infection stands at 1.57 per cent, the data stated.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, on August 23 it crossed 30 lakh, and 40 lakh on September 5. The tally went past 50 lakh on September 16 and crossed 60 lakh on September 28.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), cumulatively 7,41,96,729 samples have been tested for detection of coronavirus infection up to September 29 with 10,86,688 samples being tested on Tuesday.

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