97,570 cases reported in 24 hours take India’s COVID tally to 46,59,984

Srinagar: With the spike of 97,570 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, the COVID tally in India has mounted to 46,59,984.

According to the Health Ministry of India, more than 36 lakh patients have recovered so far; about 9.58 lakh cases – 20.56 per cent of the total cases – are active.

India reported a record 81,533 recoveries in the last 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry. 1,201 COVID deaths have been registered since yesterday, taking the number of total fatalities to 77,472.

The country has logged the second highest number of cases in the world after the United States, where the tally has surged to nearly 64 lakh cases. India’s recovery rate stood at 77.77 per cent this morning, while the fatality rate was recorded at 1.6 per cent.

In a tweet this morning, the Health Ministry said the gap between the percentage of recovered cases and the percentage of active cases is progressively growing wide.

“The gap between %Recovered Cases and %Active Cases progressively growing wide. More than 3/4 of total cases (more than 36L) recovered & discharged. Active Cases (less than 10.5L) only a small proportion (less than 1/4) of total cases. (sic),” the tweet read.


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