India's active COVID-19 case tally on Saturday dropped below the five lakh mark. As per Health Ministry data, the country reported 44,111 new cases and 738 deaths in the last 24 hours. At the same time, 57,477 people recovered from the virus. There are presently 4,95,533 active cases, with 3,05,02,362 individuals having tested positive since the pandemic began in India. The cumulative death toll has now risen to 4,01,050.
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