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COVID-19: India records 14,989 new infections, active caseload goes above 1.7 lakh mark after a month

The death toll increased to 1,57,346 with 98  daily new fatalities, the Union Health Ministry data updated at 8 am showed.

Published: 03rd March 2021 11:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd March 2021 11:06 AM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

NEW DELHI: India's total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 1,11,39,516 with 14,989 new infections being reported in a day, while the active cases were recorded above 1.7 lakh after a month,  according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.

The death toll increased to 1,57,346 with 98  daily new fatalities,  the data updated at 8 am showed.

The COVID-19 active caseload has increased to 1,70,126    which comprises 1.53  per cent of the total infections, the data stated.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,08,12,044  which translates to a national COVID-19 recovery rate of  97.06 per cent, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.41 per cent.

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.

It went past  60 lakh on September 28,  70 lakh on  October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29,  90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.

According to the ICMR,  21,84,03,277 samples have been tested up to March 2 with 7,85,220 samples being tested on Tuesday.



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