A record single-day rise of 2,34,692 cases and 1,341 fatalities have pushed India’s COVID-19 tally to 1,45,26,609 and the death toll due to 1,75,649, the health ministry said on Saturday.
The number of active coronavirus cases in the country has surpassed the 16-lakh mark.
Registering a steady increase for the 38th day in a row, the tally of active COVID-19 cases has climbed to 16,79,740 in the country, accounting for 11.56 percent of its total caseload. On the other hand, the national COVID-19 recovery rate has dropped to 87.23 percent.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has gone up to 1,26,71,220, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.21 percent, the data stated.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 26,49,72,022 samples have been tested so far for coronavirus in the country, including 14,95,397 on Friday.