COVID-19 latest updates: With 8,635 new cases, India sees lowest daily rise in eight months
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India registered 8,635 new coronavirus infections in a day, the lowest in eight months, while the daily deaths fell below 100 after almost nine months, according to Union health ministry data updated on Tuesday.

The number of COVID-19 cases stands at 1,07,66,245 and the death toll increased to 1,54,486 with 94 new fatalities, the Union health ministry data showed. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,04,48,406 pushing the national recovery rate to 97.05 percent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate has dropped to 1.43 percent.

The COVID-19 active caseload remained below two lakh for the 14th consecutive day. There are 1,63,353 active coronavirus infections in the country which comprise 1.52 percent of the total caseload, the data stated.

A total of 19,77,52,057 samples was tested for COVID-19 up to February 1. Out of these, 6,59,422 samples were tested on Monday, said the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Meanwhile, 39,50,156 people have been vaccinated so far, according to the Health Ministry.

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said that the world's largest vaccination drive is going on in the country and is progressing quickly with 37 lakh plus beneficiaries vaccinated in the first 15 days.

Total cases: 1,07,66,245

Total discharges: 1,04,48,406

Death toll: 1,54,486

Active cases: 1,63,353

Total Vaccination: 39,50,156

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