India sets new COVID-19 record with over 1.84 lakh cases, 1,027 deaths in last 24 hours

India on Wednesday set a new COVID-19 record with 1,84,372 new COVID-19 cases, 1027 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry's data.

In the last 24 hours, 82,339 COVID-19 patients were discharged after recovery.

Addition of today's numbers takes the tally of cases to 1,38,73,825, death toll to 1,72,085. As per the Health Ministry's data, now there are 13,65,704 active COVID-19 cases while 1,23,36,036 people have recovered from the virus so far.

Registering a steady increase for the 35th day in a row, the active cases increased to 13,65,704, comprising 9.84 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has dropped to 88.92 per cent.

The active caseload was at its lowest at 1, 35,926 on February 12 and it was at its highest at 10,17,754 on September 18, 2020.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,23,36,036,while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.24 per cent, the data stated.

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, 26,06,18,866 samples have been tested up to April 13 with 14,11,758 samples being tested on Tuesday.

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