India reports 5,443 fresh COVID-19 cases, 26 fatalities in last 24 hours

The death toll rose to 5,28,429 with 26 fatalities, including 12 deaths reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.

PTIUpdated: Thursday, September 22, 2022, 12:54 PM IST
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India reported 5,443 fresh coronavirus infections in a day, taking the country's total tally of cases to 4,45,53,04, the Union Health Ministry data said on Thursday.

The active cases climbed to 46,342. The death toll rose to 5,28,429 with 26 fatalities, including 12 deaths reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 0.10 per cent of the total cases, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate increased to 98.71 per cent.

An increase of 126 cases has been recorded in the active coronavirus caseload in a span of 24 hours.

India's COVID tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 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.

The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23 last year. It crossed the four-crore mark on January 25 this year.

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